The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Kano State chapter has joined the nationwide warning strike with the shutting down of government offices and other facilities in the state. Vanguard learnt that as early as 5 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the labour union were on ground to carry out enforcement. CONTINUE READING>>>>>
The State Vice Chairman of the union, Ado Riruwai who led the enforcement exercise, told Vanguard that it has shut down all government offices in the state. Riruwai, who doubles as the Chairman, Private Sector Unions in the state, also said all power sector and banks were under key. He further said that they were proceeding to the airport to ensure no flight took off from the airport.
According to him, “we have shut down all power sector. Banks are not operating. We heard a flight took off this morning from the airport, we are heading down there to ensure no flight take off from the airport. “All government offices were under key and lock,” Riruwai stated. Among facilities shut down include, the Kano Electric Distribution Company, KEDCO head office.
Recall that the NLC had given notice to embark on the two-day warning strike to protest the excruciating mass suffering and impoverishment experienced around the country, occassioned by the fuel subsidy removal.
NLC strike: Banks, govt offices under lock in Ebonyi
Government offices and banks were under lock on Tuesday, September 5, as workers observed the two days strike action called by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) . Our reporter who went round Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state, observed that the closure of the banks left customers stranded.
While some resorted to using the Automated Teller Machines, many complained that they had other transactions they wanted to carry out. The state Headquarters of the Judiciary opposite Old Government House was also under lock as Lawyers and Judges stayed away.
Same situation was noticed at the Ochudo Secretariat where all the Ministries are quartered.
The situation forced some top government officials to rescheduled meetings and events they had already planned to hold on Tuesday in their various Ministries. The state chairman of NLC, Ogugua Egwu confirmed compliance of workers to the strike.
He described the compliance as total, impressive and satisfactory.
Egwa: “All Offices are locked from Judiciary to UBEB to Secretariat. I am glad and impressed that oir people are begining to see the need for them to make their voices heard.”…… Continue Your Reading