NLC, TUC to shutdown Imo on Wednesday, gives reason




Organized Labour unions, the Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, said it would shut down the economy of Imo state starting from Wednesday. 

President of TUC, Festus Osifo, disclosed this on Tuesday during an interview on Channels Television. 

He noted members of the Nigerian Labour Union and Trade Union Congress have agreed to withdraw services in Imo state. 

He explained that the airport operations, electricity services, and Premium Motor Spirit(Petrol) supply will be shut down in Imo state.

Osifo described the attack on Joe Ajaero, the NLC president in Imo state, last week as barbaric.  

“Both NEC of the Unions decided with effect from this Night; we will start the withdrawal of service across the board in Imo state. 

“Flight operations, electricity, and supply of Premium Motor Spirit(Petrol) will be shut down. 

“Because for us, what was done in Imo state to Joe Ajaero was barbaric and fundamentally wrong against all norms and principles. 

“Tomorrow, Thursday, Friday and through the weekend. Then, if the Government refuses to heed our demands, we will call for a total shutdown on Tuesday”, he said. 

Newssphere reports that unions said they would embark on a nationwide strike on Wednesday, November 14, 2023. 

Recall that the labour unions had threatened to embark on strike over an attack on NLC President Joe Ajaero in Imo State last week.

The development comes ahead of the Saturday, 11th November governorship elections in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states.