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Organised Labour to hold press conference today ahead of Nationwide strike
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 10 Nov 2023   ||   Nigeria,

The Organised Labour will hold a press conference today, November 10, to address the planned industrial action starting next week, Tuesday, November 14.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) General Secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja, made this known on Thursday during a visit to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, at the Police Headquarters, Abuja.

Recall that the NCL and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) leadership had declared a total nationwide strike after an extraordinary National Executive Council meeting on Tuesday in Abuja.

The organized labour unions, following the announcement, have commenced mobilisation of members and allies across the country.

The decision was reached by NLC and TUC after the brutalization of NLC National President, Joe Ajaero, last week in Imo State.

There had been widespread outrage by the Organised Labour accusing the former Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Mohammed Barde, of complicity in the recent attack on Ajaero, in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

The Organised Labour last Friday handed the Federal Government a five-day ultimatum to replace Barde while also blaming the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, for the attack on Ajaero.

The governor, however, had since said he had no hand in the attack on the labour leader.

The organised labour also demanded the arrest and prosecution of some of the governor’s aides and threatened to embark on a nationwide industrial action if their demands were not fulfilled.

However, at the meeting, Ugboaja asked the IGP to fish out those responsible for the attack on the NLC president and make them face the wrath of the law.



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