The court has exclusive jurisdiction in 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 matter incidental thereto or connected therewith.


Hon. Justice O. A. Obaseki-Osaghae, FCIArb

Honorable Justice Osatohanmwen Ayodele Obaseki Osaghae was appointed a Judge of the National Industrial Court in 2008. Before her elevation to the Bench, she was actively engaged in corporate legal practice and consultancy services between 1986 and 1992 with the reputable law firms of Debo Akande & Co and Chief B.O. Olowofoyeku & Co. In 1992 she joined the services of Tafawa Balewa Square Management Board (TBSMB) as Board Secretary Legal Adviser.

As a result of the Federal Government's privatization and commercialization exercise, a new company Tafawa Balewa Square Investments Limited (TBSIL) was incorporated to take over the functions and the duties of the TBSMB. Between 1992 and 2000 Mrs. Obaseki - Osaghae served as Company Secretary Legal Adviser of the TBSIL and rose to the position of Assistant General Manager.

She was in active private legal practice between 2000 and 2008 before she rose to the Bench at the National Industrial Court. Her previous experience in law practice had exposed her to various aspects of the law including trade disputes solution, collective bargaining and conflict resolution in the workplace.

Hon. Justice Obaseki - Osaghae has attended several courses, conference and seminars on Management and Human Resources Development. In 2008, she attended a course on International Labour Standards at the International Training Centre of the ILO inTurin, Italy. In 2010 she was on a study tour of the Labour Courts in South Africa. Justice Obaseki - Osaghae is a member of theNigerian Institute of Management.