The Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria on Monday issued orders to their respective affiliates, directing them to cease operations nationwide at midnight on November 14, 2023.
TUC President Festus Osifo said this on Monday during a press conference in Abuja.
According to Osifo, the walkout will continue until “all levels of government wake up to their responsibility.”
Aside from protesting ongoing labour concerns in Imo State, the strike is also a response to the assaulting of NLC President Joe Ajaero and a few other congress officers on November 1 in Owerri, Imo State.
The NLC’s Head of Information, Benson Upah, revealed that Ajaero had been taken into custody by the police before to a state-wide demonstration in Imo.
Although the police denied arresting Ajaero, stating that he was merely taken into protective custody to prevent a mob attack, the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, accused the labour leader of meddling in the political affairs of the state.