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The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Joe Ajaero.

Written by on November 15, 2023

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Joe Ajaero, was allegedly assaulted by security operatives in Imo State, Governor Hope Uzodimma, says he regrets the attack on the labour leader.

Ajaero was picked up from the NLC State Council Secretariat by heavily armed policemen in Owerri on Wednesday, November 1 and taken to an unknown destination.

The governor says his administration had cleared all salaries of civil servants in the state.

Days after Ajaero’s ordeal, Uzodimma says the Imo State Government regrets the situation the labour leader experienced in the state.

The governor who spoke at a meeting with the Imo State Council of Elders at the Government House in Owerri, says his government will not be cowed or intimidated by any non-state actor under any guise.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, nationwide strike recorded mixed compliance across the states, yesterday.

While some states were shut down with banks, public schools, courts and others shut down, some states recorded partial compliance and a few did not comply at all.

The directives of the two labour bodies were carried out in Lagos, Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi, Kebbi, and Edo among others.

In Imo, there was partial compliance as banks opened for business.

However, workers shunned the industrial action in Enugu and Abuja, with Labour leaders saying they would ensure strike in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, today.

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