Labour Unions lock out National Assembly Staff amid strike
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on November 14, 2023
Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, and the Trade Union Congress TUC, have stormed the National Assembly to enforce a nationwide industrial action over a dispute with the Federal Government.
National Assembly Staff as well as visitors going into or coming out of offices within the Assembly complex, were prevented from doing so
However, lawmakers who had earlier on made it into both chambers went ahead with parliamentary duties.
Also, workers in several states have joined the strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria TUC which kicked off today, shutting down activities at several government-owned facilities.
The Edo State chapter of the NLC downed tools at government offices in compliance with the nationwide industrial action declared by the national body.
In Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, the NLC, TUC, and other affiliate bodies also joined the ongoing indefinite national industrial action as instructed by their national leadership.
Commenting on the development of the indefinite industrial action, the state Chairman of the NLC, Hamed Ademola, BENKO, expressed satisfaction over the level of compliance.
In a similar light, the Katsina State chapters of the NLC and TUC joined the strike action, saying it would continue until the government at all levels wakes up to its responsibility.