Justice Rilwan Aikawa made the order at the request of human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN).
Falana had filed a suit seeking to stop the army’s Operation Positive Identification, which requires that all citizens must carry a means of identification to be able to move.
The lawyer argued that such an operation was a violation of constitutional rights to liberty.
In a short ruling on Tuesday, Justice Aikawa ordered the army to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of Falana’s suit.
“In view of the agreement between counsel, I hereby order the 1st and 2nd defendants to maintain the status quo pending the determination of this case,” Justice Aikawa held and adjourned the case till November 18, 2019.