By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
CALABAR — PRESIDENT of National Industrial Court, Justice Babatunde Adejumo, has said that the court will at all times consider the consequential effect of any judgment that is labour-related in order not to paralyse the nation’s economy or make the workers suffer.
Adejumo in an interview with journalists at the court’s inaugural sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, said substantial justice would be given to all cases brought before the court.
He said that the Calabar Division of the court would not only go a long way to intervene in some cases that hitherto had been handled at regular courts, but would protect all those who approach it for justice.
According to him, “we will give justice to all parties, including the courts because we are all committed to ensure that substantial justice was done to all and the court as well.
“Labour court anywhere in the world tries to consider the consequential effects of any judgment just as it has power to punish any contempt or disobedience of court rulings but we must trade courteously in deciding industrial cases.”
He explained that “If there is nationwide strike, it may generate into national crisis, the court should try and ensure that the economy was not paralysed and that no worker was made to suffer.”