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As it happened: Day 2 of NLC strike action

19 May 2016, 10:25

Lagos - Despite the fact that the nationwide strike embarked upon on Monday by a faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by Comrade Ayuba Wabba suffered poor compliance, the union and some Civil Society Organisatios (CSOs) have insisted that the strike and protests will continue across the country.

On Wednesday evening, labour leaders met to discuss and restrategised on how to make sure the second day of their industrial action a huge success.

The leaders in as statement after their meeting  commended unions and affiliates that responded positively to the strike, urging them to keep the tempo of the action.

NLC Secretary General, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, who issued the statement of behalf of the leaders urged its members across the states to mobilise  friends and colleagues for the continuation of the protests

In Lagos, Labour leaders have asked their members and other Nigerians to converge at Berger roundabout in Lagos on Thursday morning.

Lagos - ′People are seen going about their routine activities in many parts of Lagos.

Offices, banks and markets are open for business.

School children have resumed for classes.

Port Harcourt - Rivers; Despite the threat by the Rivers State government that it would adhere strictly to the ‘no work, no pay’ directive of the Federal government on any civil servant that complies with the industrial action called by the  NLC., labour leaders in the state said they would go ahead with their protest. Thursday's protest in the state is expected to start by 10 am according to the leaders.

Ibadan: In order to discourage civil servants in the state from joiining the strike, the Oyo State government paid workers their December salary.

That however, did not stop the workers from participating in the strike.

Public schools in the state are closed.

- News 24


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