By Aderogba George
The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday refused to grant an injunction, barring the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) from conducting any recruitment train.
The swimsuit to cease additional recruitment was filed by Simon Galadima, Charles Otaka, Faith Azizi, and 579 others, who had been all former employees of the Service.
They have prayed the court docket to compel the board of the NIS to not approve any recruitment, till they had been all reinstated again into the Service.
The affected folks had been these employed into the Service in May, 2015, which recorded incidents of stampede nationwide.
Several folks misplaced their lives in most a part of the nation within the first recruitment train of NIS in 2015, however the households of these affected had been compensated.
In his ruling, Justice Sanusi Kado, refused to grant the injunction, because the NIS board on which the injunction was sought, was not celebration to the swimsuit which the claimant filed earlier than the court docket.
According to the decide, the injunction is meant to be in opposition to the board of Nigeria Immigration Service and never the Immigration itself based mostly on the proof earlier than the court docket.
The decide mentioned that, the claimants, led by their counsel, Mr Daniel Zhidu didn’t lay down ingredient on which the injunction is to be granted.
“It can be fruitless to make an order in opposition to a celebration who shouldn’t be earlier than; the court docket doesn’t have jurisdiction to grant such an injunction; for a court docket to make order in opposition to a celebration, such celebration have to be earlier than the court docket.
“It will quantity to constitutional breach of proper of a celebration if such utility is granted.
“ From the totality of proof, the stability of this case shouldn’t be on the aspect of the claimants,’’ he mentioned.
Kado refused the applying and adjourned the case till March 19.
Zhidu, who spoke to journalists exterior the court docket, mentioned that the claimants would be a part of the NIS board as a celebration to the swimsuit earlier than the subsequent adjourned date.
“The board can be joined as a celebration to the swimsuit earlier than the subsequent adjourned date; this may enable the court docket to listen to the matter on advantage.
“Our primary declare on this matter is that the claimants must be re-engaged to their employment, their wage arrears must be paid to them.
“As it stands now, they’re nonetheless reliable employees of NIS as a result of they weren’t correctly dismissed, there’s a laid down rule that was purported to be adopted earlier than dismissing somebody from service.