Justice Ibrahim Galadima of the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja has granted an order of interim injunction, restraining the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, their agents, officials, officers or privies from embarking on abproposed strike pending the hearing and determination of the suit filed by the National Assembly Service Commission against the Union.
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The Court also granted an order directing all parties to the suit to maintain the status quo pending the determination of the Motion on Notice and adjourned the case till October 25, 2022, for hearing.
Justice Galadima gave the order sequel to the motion ex-parte application filed by the National Assembly Service Commission.
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From facts, the Claimant/Applicant- National Assembly Service Commission- NASC had brought a suit against the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (Defendant/Respondent) and prayed the court to grant an Order of interim injunction restraining the Union either by themselves, their agents, officials, officers or privies from embarking or continuing with their earlier suspended nationwide strike in the National Assembly and the National Assembly Service Commission pending the determination of the Motion on Notice filed in the suit.
The Commission also urged the court for an Order directing all the parties in the suit to maintain status quo ante Bellum at the date of filing the suit pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
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It also prayed the court for an order directing the defendant not to lock up the NASC office in Utako Abuja and the National Assembly Complex.