NLC warning strike cripples activities in Nasarawa

NLC members during a protest
NLC President, Joe Ajaero and other labour members during a protest

By DANJUMA JOSEPH, Lafia –

 

The 2-day warning declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) which commenced today, has crippled official activities in Nasarawa state, as workers in the state ensured total compliance.

 

Our correspondent, who went round offices in Lafia, the state capital, reported that activities in the banks, state/federal secretariats, judiciary were crippled in full compliance with NLC directive.

 

Labour officials in the state continued monitoring to ensure total compliance and as at mid day Zenith, FirstBank, Guarantee Trust Bank, Keystone Bank, Stanbic, EcoBank and host of other banks were shut for commercial activities.

 

In an interview, Nasarawa State Chairman of NLC, Comrade Ismaila Okoh, who led officials of the union to offices to ensure enforcement, called on the state and federal government to commence provision of relief measures to workers considering the hardship since the removal of fuel subsidy.

 

Some students of state and the Federal University in Lafia decried the effect of the strike on their studies and called for urgent resolution of the crisis for the interest of the citizens.

 

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in Lafia and other strategic locations in the state at the commencement of the nationwide warning strike

 

Police Public Relations Officer of the State, DSP Ramhan Nansel assured that measure have been put in place to ensure peace throughout the strike.

 

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