Court restrains Edo teachers from embarking on strike

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Court restrains Edo teachers from embarking on strike

The National Industrial Court sitting in Benin Judicial Division, on Monday, restrained the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) under the Edo State Primary schools from proceeding on its planned strike action.

Justice A. A. Adewemimo, who gave the order after listening to submissions put forward by the Edo State Government and the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) as applicants in a case with Suit No. NICN/BEN/04/2021 through the Edo State Solicitor-General, Oluwole Iyamu, SAN, restrained the NUT Chairman and Assistant Secretary-General respectively, either acting for themselves or through their agents or privies from embarking on any strike action pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice, which is fixed for Tuesday, February 9th, 2021.

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The defendants in the suit are Chairman, NUT, Edo State, Pius O. Okhuleliegbe; Assistant Secretary-General, NUT, Edo State, Moni Mike Modesty Itua, for themselves and on behalf of the members of the Edo State wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT)