President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday 29th October 2019 successfully forwarded the name of Ag. President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, His Lordship, Hon. Justice Benedict Kanyip to the Senate for consideration and confirmation as the substantive President of the Court.
President Buhari also nominated Hon. Justice John Tosho as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari made the recommendation pursuant to Section 250(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) urged the Senate to consider the request in the usual expeditious manner.
The National Industrial Court has exclusive jurisdiction on civil causes and matters relating to or connected with any labour, employment, trade unions, industrial relations and matters arising from workplace, the conditions of service, including health, safety, welfare of labour, employee, worker and matters incidental thereto or connected therewith;
Relating to, connected with or arising from Factories Act, Trade Disputes Act, Trade Unions Act, Labour Act, Employees’ Compensation Act or any other Act or Law relating to labour, employment, Industrial relations, workplace or any other enactment replacing the Acts or Laws; etc