Reno Omokri Hints at Reason NLC is Embarking on Nationwide Strike

Reno Omokri Hints at Reason NLC is Embarking on Nationwide Strike

  • A socio-political commentator, Reno Omokri, has reacted to the planned nationwide strike declared by the organised labour
  • Omokri said the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, was attacked and beaten by thugs during his campaign for the Labour Party in Imo state
  • The PDP chieftain said NLC might be calling for nationwide strike due to Ajaero's disappointment at losing his home state, Imo journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5-year-experience covering metro and government policy.

Imo state, Owerri - Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has hinted at the reason behind the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) decision to embark on a nationwide strike.

Omokri said the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, admitted that those who attacked and beat him up were thugs and that the Imo state police commissioner had been redeployed because of the incident.

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Reno Omokri reacts as NLC declares nationwide strike
Reno Omokri says NLC might be embarking on a nationwide strike because Ajaero lost Imo state. Photo Credit:@renoomokri
Source: Twitter

He said what happened to Ajaero was not enough reason to ground the entire nation.

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The socio-political commentator stated this via his X page (formerly known as Twitter) @renoomokri.

He alleged that Ajaero’s presence in Imo state was to campaign for the Labour Party candidate, Athan Achonu, in the just concluded Imo governorship election.

Omokri suggested that Ajaero was calling for the strike because he was disappointed he lost the off-cycle election in Imo state.

“It makes no sense to ground the entire nation because of one incident to one man in one state. Especially when his presence there was to campaign for the Labour Party candidate in the Just concluded #ImoDecides2023. Is this strike not due to Ajaero's disappointment at losing his home state again?”

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Organised labour declares indefinite strike over beating of NLC president

Earlier, reported that organised labour, consisting of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), asked their members to embark on a nationwide strike over the attack on Ajaero.

The unions ordered their affiliates to adhere to the resolution of the National Executive Council of the NLC and implement it.

Festus Osifo, the TUC president, who spoke to journalists on Monday, November 12, disclosed that the nationwide industrial action would continue until “government at all levels wake up to their responsibility.”

Uzodimma shades NLC President Ajaero also reported that Governor Hope Uzodimma, the winner of the Imo governorship election held on Saturday, November 11, covertly shaded Ajaero in his acceptance speech.

Earlier on Sunday, November 12, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared and returned Uzodimma as the winner of the Saturday poll after he secured victory in all the 27 local governments in the state.


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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via

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