NOTICE OF CLOSURE OF OWERRI JUDICIAL DIVISION OF THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT OF NIGERIA
Posted on: Tuesday, 07th Jun, 2022
NOTICE OF CLOSURE OF OWERRI JUDICIAL DIVISION OF THE
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT OF NIGERIA
(PURSUANT TO SECTION 21 (1) & (2) OF THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT
In exercise of the powers conferred on me under Section 21 (1) & (2) of
the National Industrial Court Act, 2006 and all other powers enabling me
in that respect, I, HON. JUSTICE B. B. KANYIP, Ph.D, FNIALS, President,
National Industrial Court of Nigeria, hereby ordered that starting from
Monday, 6** June 2022 the Owerri Judicial Division of the Court shall be
closed down until further notice.
THIS order is necessitated by the need to protect the lives of the
Judge/staff and properties of the Court in the Judicial Division, in view
of the incessant cases of obstruction of justice, intimidation and
harassment of the Judge and staff of the Owerri Judicial Division of the
Court as well as unlawful arrest and abduction of the staff of the Court
by agents of State.
In view of the above, the Owerri Judicial Division of the Court shall not
be reopened until all issues concerning insecurity, harassment,
intimidation and continued disobedience to Court order are resolved
and the necessary guarantees are given.