Justice, Fairness and good Conscience stay our guiding principles- Industrial Court docket President Justice Kanyip
The Hon. President of the Nationwide Industrial Court docket of Nigeria, His Lordship, Hon. Justice Benedict Kanyip, PhD, FNIALS on Tuesday sixth October 2020 acknowledged that Nigeria as a growing financial system, the problems of dignity of labour and labour justice are paramount if our improvement aspirations are to be met, maintained that labour is just not a commodity that’s purchased and offered.
Justice Kanyip acknowledged this on the public lecture tagged Dignity of Labour and Labour Justice in Nigeria organized in commemoration of the 2020/2021 authorized yr ceremony.
“As a specialised court docket, as long as justice is just not sacrificed, the dictates of labour justice requires that we be guided by rules of flexibility and pace when adjudicating.
“Stopping unfair labour practices is one space the place our jurisdiction will be invoked. At Industrial Court docket, we apply rules of justice, fairness and good conscience.
“In quite a few instances we have now upheld particularly the dignity of the feminine worker within the office. And so we have now dominated towards harassment, bullying and discrimination of particularly the feminine worker within the office.
“Now we have by no means ceased to emphasize that an employer can not deal with an worker shabbily and count on a pat on the again from this Court docket.” Justice Kanyip acknowledged.
Respectably, in his comment, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, CFR ably represented by Justice of the Supreme Court docket, Hon. Justice Abba Aji Whereas felicitating with the Nationwide Industrial Court docket on the event of the celebration of the 2020 Authorized 12 months used the chance to commend all stakeholders within the justice sector for performing promptly in making certain that entry to justice and justice supply weren’t hindered regardless of the big threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Let me guarantee you that the contributions of us all from the cleaner to the method server, the bailiff to the court docket clerk, are acknowledged and most appreciated. It’s a clear demonstration of the conclusion that there’s dignity in what you do. I thanks all.”
The occassion visitor lecturer, Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah expressed that employees regardless of their standing within the society needs to be accorded dignity.
In the identical improvement, the speaker, Home of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila represented by Hon. Chudi Momoh additionally advocated higher welfare for labour assured that the lawmakers are keen to companions with labour union for the optimum reward system, added that employees within the nation needs to be inspired and dignified as obtainable in different components of the world, urged the labour union to rise to their obligations of defending rights of labour within the Nation.
In his comment, the previous president of the court docket Rtd, Justice Babatunde Adejumo praised the Hon. President of the Court docket, Justice Benedict Kanyip and the Hon. Judges on their large stride and sacrifice for transferring the Court docket and the wheel of Justice ahead, prayed for extra knowledge.
President of the Nigerian Labour Congress NLC, Ayuba Wabba, in his speech described labour as a creator of wealth which should be revered consistent with the Worldwide Labour Group conference.
In the identical vein, the Director-Common, Nigeria Employers Consultative Affiliation NECA, Dr. Timothy Olawale submitted that no matter whether or not one’s occupation entails bodily work or psychological labour, each job deserves respect that the one issues we needs to be ashamed of are idleness, and making an attempt to dwell with out labour.
The occasion was graced by the President of the Court docket of Attraction, Hon. Justice Monica Dongbem, Justices of the Court docket of Attraction, Justices of the Federal Excessive Court docket and Federal Capital Territory; Hon. Justices of the Nationwide Industrial Court docket, Senior Advocates of Nigeria, members of the Bar, judicial employees and members of most of the people.
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