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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Labour union shuts offices, airport, water corporation, others in Enugu

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The Organised Labour in Enugu State has joined the nationwide indefinite strike with the shutting down of government offices, the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu and other facilities in the state.

Also shut down were the state water corporation, the Enugu State Waste Management Authority (ESWAMA), banks, government hospitals and courts.

The Nation learnt that as early as 6 am on Monday, the labour unions made up of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) were on the ground to carry out enforcement.

Enugu NLC Chairman, Comrade Fabian Nwigbo, who led the enforcement exercise, told newsmen that they had shut down all government offices in the state.

He added that all power sector and banks were under lock and key.

Nwigbo further said that they were proceeding to the airport to ensure no flight took off from the airport.

According to him: “Our enforcement team had successfully shut down the State Secretariat, which is now under lock while the team went to the Ministry of Lands and chased out workers who were there before locking the gate.

“The team is heading to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport to stall envisaged activities there”.

He noted there was a nationwide power outage as workers were chased out of the national grid by the National Union of Electricity Workers.

Nwigbo advised workers to stay at home and ensure the success of the strike to enable the government to yield to Labour’s demands.

Nwigbo, who insisted that the enforcement would continue, appealed to affiliate unions to help out in the enforcement as the leaders went around to monitor adherence.

 

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