Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, has
directed workers to ensure that they report to their duty posts on Tuesday
despite plans of the organized labour to begin an indefinite strike.
In a circular titled ‘Notice of court injunction on proposed strike
action: Directive for compliance’ and dated November 5, 2018, Oyo-Ita said
the order became necessary because the National Industrial Court had
restrained the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress
(TUC) from embarking on the industrial action on Tuesday pending the
determination of the substantive suit on Thursday November 8.
In the circular, signed on behalf of the HOCSF by the Permanent Secretary,
Service Welfare Office, Mrs. Didi Walson-Jack, all permanent secretaries
were asked to ensure strict compliance with the directive.
“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,” read the circular.
“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
“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.”