By Wilson Adekumola
The National Industrial Court will commence its 2023 annual vacation on July 31 and resume on September 26.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, this was made in a circular signed by the President of the court, Justice Benedict Kanyip on Wednesday in Abuja, adding normal court sitting would resume on Sept. 27.
Kanyip made the declaration pursuant to Order 58 Rule 4(2) of the National Industrial Court Civil Procedure Rules.
He explained that there would be no normal court sitting during the period except for urgent applications to be heard by a vacation judge.
The court usually assigns vacation judges to preside in Abuja and Lagos Divisions in order to attend to applications that may lose their essence if not attended to during the vacation period.
Some of these applications include matters of national interest such as restraining orders to stop planned industrial action and stay of execution of proceedings brought via ex-parte motions.