Following the attack on the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State, the Organised Labour comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC have announced their plan to shut down the economic activities in the State.
This action according to the unions will begin from Wednesday (today).
Speaking in an interview on Channels Television, The President of TUC, Festus Osifo, revealed that members of the labour unions have agreed to withdraw services in Imo State.
Services including airport operations, electricity services, and the supply of Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) would be shut down in Imo State according to Osifo’s statement.
“Both NEC of the Unions decided, with effect from this (Tuesday) night, that we will start the withdrawal of service across the board in Imo State. Flight operations, electricity, and the supply of Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) will be shut down.
“Because for us, what was done in Imo State to Joe Ajaero was barbaric and fundamentally wrong against all norms and principles. Tomorrow, Thursday, Friday, and through the weekend. Then, if the government refuses to heed our demands, we will call for a total shutdown on Tuesday,” he said.
AFRIPOST earlier reports that the Organized Labour declared an indefinite nationwide strike on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
Recall that the labour unions had threatened to embark on strike over an attack on NLC President Joe Ajaero in Imo State last week.
The development comes ahead of the Saturday, November 11, governorship elections in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states.