In compliance with the two-day nationwide strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), some government ministries, departments, and agencies in Abuja are currently under lock and key.
The NLC had last Friday, in a communique which was jointly signed by its national president, Joe Ajaero, and Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja said it decided to embark on strike.
The decision, the NLC said, was a result of the failure of the Tinubu-led Federal Government to dialogue and engage stakeholders within the organized labor on efforts to cushion the effects of the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit popularly known as petrol on the “poor masses”.
Among the agencies that shut down its offices were the Federal Secretariat and Radio House, which houses some agencies under the Ministry of Information and National Orientation.
Workers deserted the areas and decided to stay back at home.
A video online also captured the moment NLC officials ejected adamant workers from a commercial bank in the capital city.
Recall that in August, organized labor staged a one-day protest which grounded activities in major cities across the country.
The union listed some of the other reasons for the nationwide shutdown including the accusation that the police laid siege at the national headquarters of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, alleged exploitation of the rights of workers in Imo state, interference in trade union matters by the Abia State government, proposed demolition by the new minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike among others.
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