BREAKING: Tension as Organised Labour Finally Shut Down National Assembly

BREAKING: Tension as Organised Labour Finally Shut Down National Assembly

  • The National Assembly complex, located in the Three Arms Zone in Abuja, was shut down on Wednesday, November 15
  • The NLC and TUC officials shut down the nation's legislative complex over the beating of its leader, Joe Ajaero
  • Organised labour declared a nationwide strike on Monday, November 13, urging all its members to join the industrial action journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5-year-experience covering metro and government policy.

FCT, Abuja - Officials of organised labour have finally succeeded in shutting down the National Assembly complex located in the Three Arms Zone in Abuja over the ongoing nationwide strike.

The protesting workers shut the NASS complex over the manhandling of the national president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, in Owerri, Imo state.

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NLC officials shut down National Assembly Complex in Abuja
Organised labour shut down the National Assembly complex. Photo credits: @NLCHeadquarters/National Assembly
Source: UGC

According to the Guardian, the entire gates leading to the National Assembly complex were under lock and key as of 9am.

However, the Presidential Villa gate, which connects the National Assembly complex, was opened for security personnel and other essential workers, according to SaharaReporters.

Journalists, legislative aides, and several members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) were denied entrance into the NASS complex.

NLC locks out lawmakers from the National Assembly complex

Earlier, reported that NLC officials shut down the NASS complex in compliance with the nationwide strike.

The lawmakers, the staff, journalists and others were locked out as the entrances into the complex were locked.

It was gathered that human and vehicular movements were prevented from the premises.

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Labour declares indefinite strike over beating of NLC president

Earlier, reported that organised labour, consisting of the NLC and the TUC, asked their members to embark on a nationwide strike over the attack on Joe 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."

Ajaero's attackers have been arrested

The National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, said Ajaero's attackers have been arrested and investigations have commenced.

Ribadu apologised to the organised labour over the attack on Ajaero in Owerri, Imo state, on November 1.

Ribadu urged organised labour to rescind its decisions on the ongoing nationwide strike.


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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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