Mr LEGAL DIAGNOSIS OF THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT OF NIGERIA RULES, 2017 AS A CATALYST OF EGALITARIAN LABOUR ADJUDICATION Nil

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David Eyongndi

Abstract

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria is a specialised court dealing with labour and employment matters; its functionality is contingent on its procedural Rules. To ensure optimal functioning of the Court, its President, pursuant to the powers conferred on him, made the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2017. The question are: in comparison to the erstwhile 2007 Rules what improvement (s) has this Rules introduced into the functionality of the Court and its shortcomings? This article adopt doctrinal methodology in addressing these issues. The paper examines the powers, status and functionality of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Third Alteration) Act 2010. The paper found that, the NICN Rules, 2017, is a catalyst for expeditious, judicious and egalitarian labour adjudication towards unearthing the benefits of the enhanced status of the Court pursuant to the Third 1999 Constitution (Third Alteration) Act 2010. It highlights the innovative provisions of the Rules. It identify areas for improvement and recommend how to achieve the improvements.Adjudication/Court/ Employer/ Employee/ National Industrial Court

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