The National Industrial Court in Abuja has restrained the Nigerian Immigration Service from conducting any promotion exercise pending the hearing and determination of a suit filed against it by one Daniel Makolo.
Makolo, a Chief Superintendent in the NIS, had sued the institution over alleged denial of promotion since 1992.
The motion also listed the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board as well as the Comptroller-General of NIS as co- respondents.
Delivering ruling on an exparte motion on Wednesday, Justice Maureen Esowe upheld the applicant’s prayer restraining the defendants from conducting any promotion exercise.
She said: “The court hereby makes this order restraining the defendants, their agents, privies, cronies or representatives in any form or guise from harassing or intimidating the applicant.
“The court also restrains the defendants from carrying out any promotion exercise pending the hearing and determination of this motion on notice already filed.”
The court further ordered the parties to maintain the ‘status quo ante’ pending the determination of the suit.
Esowe held that the order was given in the interest of justice.
The case was adjourned till August 2 for the hearing of the motion on notice.
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