Following the planned industrial action by two of Nigeria’s largest trade unions, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), the attorney general of the federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Lateef Fagbemi, has urged the bodies to respect and obey court order. The country’s industrial court had ruled in June prohibiting any form of industrial action in relation to the removal of fuel subsidy. The AGF said that if the October 3rd strike goes ahead, it will be against a subsisting order of the court. Rather the trade union bodies should continue negotiations with federal government of Nigeria. However, most Nigerians can relate to this – court orders are rarely respected, including by the government.