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 E. N. Agbakoba

Justice Agbakoba was born on 21st May, 1963 in London to the family of Edward Chike EKPECHI, father and Anthonia Chinke EKPECHI, mother both from Onitsha North LGA of Anambra State. She is married with a daughter.

She attended Notre Dame High School, London fro 1974 to 1977 and Girls High School, Awkunanaw, Enugu from 1977 to 1980 for WASC. She was admitted into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and bagged an LL.B in 1984. She was called to the Bar in 1985. She bagged a Master's Degree in Public Administration and Law from California South University, Irvine CA, USA IN 2012.

Justice Agbakoba performed her NYSC primary assignment at Legal aid Council, State Secretariat, Ibadan in the 1985/86 service year. She started her working career as Counsel at the Legal Aid Office, Anambra State in 1986 and rose to the position of principal Legal Officer in 1993. She was promoted to Assistant Chief Legal Aid Officer in 1997 and Zonal Director, Legal Aid Counsel in charge of five {5} states namely, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti and Kwara States in 2003, a position She held till 2005. She was promoted to the position of deputy Director, Civil Litigation, Legal Aid Counsel Headquarters in 2005and was appointed Director of Litigation in 2011. She was Director, Civil Justice at the Leal Aid Council Headquarters, Abuja before her judicial appointment.

She has attended several professional courses and conferences at home and abroad and has many publications to her credit. She is a member of many professional bodies like NBA, International Dispute Resolution Institute, Institute of Fraud Examiners and Associate Member, Chattered Institute of Arbitration, UK and Nigeria Branch.