Govt Offices in Abuja & Other Locations Close as NLC Strike Begins

Several government ministries, departments, and agencies in Abuja have temporarily closed their doors in support of the two-day nationwide strike called by the NLC, as reported by The PUNCH.
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During a visit to the Federal Secretariat, alongside other key areas such as the popular Radio House that houses some information and national orientation ministry agencies, it was evident that these locations were deserted, with workers choosing to remain at home. Banks in these areas were also found locked, with no banking operations available.

When our correspondent visited one of the major commercial banks situated at the Federal Secretariat, they were informed that banking services would be unavailable due to the NLC's strike.

The NLC announced the strike in a joint communique signed by its National President, Joe Ajaero, and Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja. This decision was made due to the perceived lack of dialogue and engagement by the Tinubu-led Federal Government with organized labor stakeholders regarding efforts to mitigate the impact of the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, commonly known as petrol, on the "poor masses."

In addition to this primary reason, the NLC cited other factors for mobilizing its members for the nationwide shutdown.

These included the alleged police siege at the national headquarters of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, worker rights exploitation in Imo state, interference in trade union affairs by the Abia State government, and the proposed demolition by the new Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nyesom Wike, among others.

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