Nigeria faces imminent shutdown in unprecedented Labour strike

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Monday is the D-Day when the organised Labour has chosen to shut down Nigeria’s economy to press its demand for reversal of hike in the pump price of fuel and electricity tarrif.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have mobilised their nembers for a massive nationwide protest.

Workers are expected to stay back home indefintely which their leaders lead protest matches across the country to give effect to their decision.

There are great concerns that the shutting down of the nation will further hurt the national economy and make it more vulnerable to ravages associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Nigerian Government, at the level of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Arms, is working round the clock, engaging labour on how to reach a consensus on the matter.

A series of meetings between labour and the Executive arm of government with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige leading, had fallen through so far.

Speaker of the House if Reoresentatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has quickly waded into the impasse in a last-ditch effort to force a suspension of the planned protest.

The meeting with labour team led by NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, was on going as of the time of filing this report.

See some of the notices by labour unions to their members:

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