Ekiti NLC directs members to join indefinite nationwide strike


The Nigeria Labour Congress in Ekiti State, on Monday, directed its members to embark on an indefinite strike till further notice.

The directive by the state chapter of NLC is contained in a statement, jointly signed by the State Chairman and Secretary, Kolapo Olatunde and Foluso Israel.

The decision, according to the Ekiti Chapter emanated from the joint National Executive Council of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) following an assault on the union’s national president, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State

The statement reads, “This is sequel to the recent developments in Imo State that led to the brutalization and abduction of the National President of the Congress – Comrade Joe Ajaero by the Aides of the Imo State Government and Men of the Security Agencies, along with other Comrades with him in Imo State to protest the injustice meted out to workers and retirees alike.

” They were in Imo, on issues bothering on non-payments of several months of salaries, non-remittance of deductions, arbitrarily declaring some staff as ‘ghost’ workers amongst other social vices.


” All State Councils of the Congress have been directed to proceed on indefinite nationwide strike action, starting from Midnight 14th November 2023 till further notice.

“Subsequently in a similar faction, the Ekiti State Council of the Congress, arising from a State Administrative Council (SAC) and State Executive Council (SEC), hereby bring to your notice the directives of our National Headquarters.

“Please accept our utmost regard as we appreciate the understanding and cooperation between us always.”

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