BREAKING: Anxiety as Organised Labour Begins Strike in Niger State, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Anxiety as Organised Labour Begins Strike in Niger State, Details Emerge

  • The NLC in Niger has embarked on an indefinite strike over the failure of the state government to meet its demands
  • The Niger state chapter of the NLC had presented some demands to the state government but it said the government failed to honour them
  • reports that the state chairman of the NLC, Idrees Lafene; and his TUC counterpart, Ibrahim Gana; directed civil servants in Niger to commence an indefinite strike journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism

Minna, Niger state - The organised labour in Niger state on Wednesday, February 21, embarked on an indefinite strike.

As reported by Channels Television, the labour union shut down government offices and hospitals.

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People protesting in Nigeria/strike protest
A strike action was observed in Niger state on Wednesday, February 21. Photo credit: Samuel Alabi
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The workers were protesting the alleged violation of civil service laws, following the state government’s appointment of politicians as executive directors into government parastatals in the state.

The gates of government offices were under lock and key, including health care facilities across the 25 local government areas (LGAs) of Niger state.

Meanwhile, Leadership noted that the secretary to the state government, Abubakar Usman, said the Governor Mohammed Umar Bago administration will address all contentious issues in the best interest of the state.

The newspaper also reported that the NLC and TUC shunned a meeting with the Niger state government.

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FG reacts as NLC vows strike

Earlier, reported that the Bola Tinubu administration said it is committed to its obligation on the signed October 2, 2023, agreement with the organised labour.

The federal government’s assurance comes amid the insistence by the NLC that it would proceed with its planned strike action slated for February 27 and February 28.

A statement on Wednesday night, February 21, by Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, the minister of state for labour and employment, said the government has reviewed the commitments made with the Organised Labour in the agreement entered.


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