Things Fall Apart As NLC Starts Indefinite Nationwide Strike In Nigeria

By Rita Elenwo

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike starting today, September 22, 2023.

RovingNaija Reporters gathered that the strike is in protest of the government’s failure to meet its demands, including the provision of palliatives to cushion the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy.

The NLC had previously embarked on a two-day warning strike on September 5 and 6, but the government failed to meet its demands within the 14-day ultimatum given.

The union’s Head of Department for Information and Public Affairs, Benson Upah, confirmed that the strike is underway in a statement made available to reporters on Friday, September 22.

Upah said that the government has not met any of the union’s demands and that the strike “can begin any moment from now”.

He also warned that the strike would be strictly enforced, unlike the two-day warning strike where compliance was not strictly followed.

“Do you know of any good general who puts out his plans in public before he strikes? We are fully ready to strike,” Upah said.

The NLC also urged the youths to join in the action, reiterating that the country is for them, and they should stand up and take it back.

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