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As it happened: NLC strike action

18 May 2016, 09:25

Lagos -  Organised Labour and its civil society allies Wednesday made good their threat to go ahead with the planned indefinite strike  to force government reverse the N145 per litre pump price of petrol, despite the restraining order by the court.

Reports from across the country shown partial compliance with the strike order.

New24Nigeria brings you live updates from all parts of the country.

The protest in Lagos  is led by one of the NLC’s deputy president  and the union said they are not disrupting movement by motorist and other road users and that they are only out to sensitise Nigerians on the hardship being foisted on them by the present government.

Jos -  Labour leaders were stoned in Jos, the Plateau State capital ,while trying to mobilize protesters to join their protest.

The labour leaders were said to have been attacked while urging the traders at the popular Terminus Market not to open their shops due to the  strike, according to Daily Trust.

Some youths in the area reportedly gathered around the union members while they were speaking and threw stones at them while chanting in Hausa, ‘Karya kukeyi,’ meaning, ‘You are telling lies’.

Abuja - NLC protest has just commenced in Abuja.

Leaders of the NLC marched from Labour House in central district of Abuja to the federal secretariat, where the President of the congress, Aliyu Wabba, addressed workers.

He said the protest will continue every day until the government rescinds its decision.

Damaturu - Schools, banks, markest, offices all defiled NLC order to sit at home in Yobe.

Abeokuta -  Residents and workers in Ogun State went about their normal businesses, snubbing the call by the NLC for a strike action .

Schools, banks and other offices were  open for businesses in Abeokuta.

Calabar - Federal and state civil servants in Calabar, the Cross River State capital joined in the nationwide NLC strike.

Public schools as well as the state secretariat remained locked.

Labour unions took to major streets of Calabar in a solidarity walk carrying placards with different inscriptions to convey their disapproval over the hike in petrol price and electricity tariff by the Buhari-led administration

Abuja -  The Senate has directed its committee on Labour to constantly interface with the Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress team currently on the negotiation table over the hike in fuel price.

The upper chamber, took the decision after a 35 minute closed – session presided over by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.

Benin City - Protesters against fuel price increase Wednesday chased out Edo State government workers who resumed for duties.

The protesters comprising of factional members of the NLC) and members of the civil society organization.

At the civil service secretariat, workers were already seated inside their offices when they asked to leave.

- News 24


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