The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winnifred Oyo-Ita, on Monday gave a directive that all workers should resume at their duty posts on Tuesday.
She pointed out that the order became necessary because the National Industrial Court had restrained the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress from embarking on strike from Tuesday as scheduled.
The order was contained in a circular titled “Notice of court injunction on proposed strike action: Directive for compliance” and dated November 5, 2018.
The Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare Office, Mrs. Didi Walson-Jack signed the circular on behalf of the HOCSF.
She urged all Permanent Secretaries to ensure strict compliance with her directive.
The circular read, “The attention of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation has been drawn to the order of interim injunction by the Abuja Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria dated November 2, 2018 restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and their members from embarking on or taking part in the strike or industrial action to commence on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
“In view of the above, I am directed to inform you that all staff are expected to continue to report at their duty posts to carry out their duties pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.
“All Permanent Secretaries and Heads of extra-Ministerial Departments and Agencies are to bring the content of this circular to the attention of their staff and ensure strict compliance.”