Bauchi NLC joins nationwide strike

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Bauchi State Council, has said that there is a full compliance to the nationwide industrial action as directed by its national secretariat.

Speaking in an interview with our Correspondent on Monday, the NLC Chairman in Bauchi State, Dauda Shuaibu, said that there is a total compliance to the industrial action.

According to him, the union’s strike monitoring team went round some Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government and they recorded total compliance to the strike.

He said: “We are on with the strike and there is full compliance. The monitoring team has gone round, they’ve been to the Federal Secretariat, Federal Inland Revenue Service, SUBEB, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, among others. In all of these places and others, they recorded full compliance as they were all locked.

“Right now, we are at the Abubakar Umar State Secretariat, Bauchi and we have full compliance with nobody there except we the protesters.

Also speaking with our correspondent, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Ibrahim Inuwa, said that their members have complied with the directives.

“Yes, we’ve joined the strike as an affiliate of the NLC. We’ve written to the management to inform them of our joining the strike.

“You know the directive came yesterday before midnight, I think around past 10pm and immediately, we sent a message to all our members that they should comply with the directives and join the strike.

“Normally, how we operate as a union is that (when there is a strike), we will activate what we call strike monitoring committee to go round to monitor compliance. We are yet to do that, but we will do that,” he said.

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