By Aliyu Dangida
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) leadership have declared a total nationwide strike effective next Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
This decision was arrived at the end of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting presided over by Emmanuel Ugboaja, the NLC Secretary General, and Festus Osifo, TUC President at the Labour House on Tuesday in Abuja.
Announcing the strike, Osifo said, “From midnight today a national action that will zero in all sectors in Imo State begins.
“These actions are not limited in any form.
“There will be a nationwide strike effective Tuesday, November 14 2023.”
Also, the vice president of NLC, Adewale Adeyanju, confirmed the strike, saying there is no better time for the unions to show our unity than now.
The action by the Organised Labour followed the brutalisation of NLC National President, Joe Ajaero, last week in Imo State.
There had been widespread outrage by the Organised Labour accusing the Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Mohammed Barde, of complicity in the recent attack on Ajaero, in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The Organised Labour last Friday handed the Federal Government a five-day ultimatum to replace the police commissioner, while also blaming Governor Hope Uzodimma who is seeking re-election of the attack on Ajaero though the governor had since said he had no hand in the attack on the labour leader.