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NLC continues strike, storms Lagos Secretariat

20 May 2016, 06:45

Abuja - Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have gained momentum in some parts of the country, with leadership declaring that the strike action will continue into Friday.

According to a Punch report, leaders stormed the Lagos State Secretariat in Ikeja on Thursday, disrupting activities and stopping civil servants from carrying out their duties.

Although protesters were initially prevented from entering the Secretariat precinct, they overpowered the workers, gaining access and marching to the Head of of Service office.

Also read: Labour fails to shut down Lagos airport

Amaechi Asugwuni, National Vice-President of the union, urged calm among the those striking, while claiming that injustice cannot be allowed to flourish in Nigeria.

“Today one tomatoe is being sold for N100 and we cannot allow this injustice to continue. A policy that does not consider the average Nigerian is anti-people and must be resisted,” he said.

Commercial activities continued as usual in other states, with Ekiti State shunning the nationwide strike.

Some office doors remain locked, including those belonging to Government, due to fear of intimidation, Daily Post reports.

Read more at Punch

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