Kaduna workers shun NLC's order, open offices amid nationwide strike

Kaduna workers shun NLC's order, open offices amid nationwide strike

- Not all states in the country seem to have adhered to the directive of the NLC regarding the total nationwide strike that kicked off on Thursday, September 27

- For instance, hospitals, banks and school workers in Kaduna were seen operating their offices

- Moreover, normal activities at the state high court were going on in the state capital

Government offices have remained open in Kaduna in spite of the nationwide strike began by the organised labour over new national minimum wage, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)reports.

A correspondent of the agency who went round public offices in Kaduna, the state capital, reports that workers were at their duty posts, including Obasanjo House, the state government secretariat.

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Also opened were schools, some banks including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) hospitals and other public sector offices in the state capital.

A nurse at the Barau Dikko Hospital, which witnessed high number of patients, told NAN in confidence that there has been no formal notice from the state labour unions to commence the strike.

“We only heard of the strike order in the media, there has been no formal notice yet either from the Nigeria Labour Congress or our union, the nurses union, but we are waiting,’’ she said.

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It was also gathered that normal activities at the state high court were going on, although local union officials there said they will meet to agree on whether to join the nationwide strike.

At the secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) officials were in a meeting on ways to enforce compliance to the strike.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that commuters were seen trekking along Ipaja Road in Lagos on Thursday, September 27, following a declaration of nationwide strike by the NLC over minimum wage issue with the federal government.

The action by the NLC led to difficulty and increased prices on transportation as there was scarcity of commercial buses to take persons to their destinations.

Added to this, workers at the Ikeja local government office in Lagos were shut out and denied access to the premises on Thursday, September 27.

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Source: Naija.ng

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