Warning strike: NLC shuts govt offices in Jigawa


The Jigawa State branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) shut the gates of ministries, departments, and agencies on Tuesday morning in compliance with the two-day warning strike declared by organised labour.

A visited some of the offices, including state and federal secretariats, banks, and higher institutions, and found total compliance from workers.

NLC had on Friday directed workers across the country to embark on a two-day warning strike beginning on Tuesday.

According to Labour, the action became necessary to show resistance to the government’s response to fuel subsidy removal, which has affected many Nigerians.

Saga Gist observed that the industrial action has affected all sectors of the economy, including government services, transportation, and banking activities.

A civil servant in the state, Malam Zaharaddeen, said: “The NLC has done the right thing because some workers have not been coming to their place of work because of economic hardship.”

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