Ogun NLC, TUC partially join nation-wide strike - The People's Voice


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Ogun NLC, TUC partially join nation-wide strike

By Our Correspondent

The nation-wide strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Tuesday witnessed partial compliance in Ogun state.

The labour’s indefinite strike action  came despite an injunction by the National Industrial Court, NIC, in Abuja, restraining NLC and TUC alongside their affiliates from embarking on any industrial action.

The strike is to protest the battering of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and others in Owerri, Imo State, on November 1, as well as the pendi

They had, on November 7, resolved to declare a nationwide strike by Tuesday, November 14, if their demands were not met.

But when our reporter visited various parts of the state, it was observed that the directive witnessed partial compliance as private schools, banks and other private establishments were operating, while government organizations, including health centers were shut. 

Although, some government schools were open ealier in the day but later sent their pupil home to follow the directive.

The NLC President, Joe Ajaero had said that the federal government had failed to meet their demand, hence the need for the strike.

In an interview with newsmen in Abeokuta, the state capital on Tuesday, the state NLC Chairman, Benko Ademola disclosed that the executive of the congress had gone around to see the level of compliance.

He insisted that the directive must be strictly followed in order to achieve the set objectives of the national body.

His words "We have been going around to make sure there is compliance, and we can see that level of compliance is high.”

“We just have to comply with the directive of the national body. The instructions are to stay at home so we don't expect anybody to go to work,” Benko said.

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