Nationwide Strike: NLC Shuts Down Airports, Seaports, and Government Secretariat

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has taken a bold step in its ongoing industrial action, shutting down major airports, seaports, and government secretariats across the country. 

The strike, which began on Monday, has already paralyzed economic activities in several states, including Lagos.

At the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, workers gathered at the entrance, setting up a canopy to ensure effective occupation of the premises. 

Their message to the federal government is clear: meet our demands or face a complete shutdown of the airport.

In Ikeja, the Lagos State secretariat was also shut down by workers, who gathered in their numbers to protest the government’s failure to address their demands. 

The Nigerian ports, a critical component of the country’s economy, have also been shut down by workers, further exacerbating the economic impact of the strike.

The NLC’s demands include a review of the minimum wage, improved working conditions, and a halt to the proposed increase in electricity tariffs. The union has accused the federal government of failing to address these issues, prompting the need for drastic action.

As the strike continues, the effects are being felt across the country. Flights have been grounded, maritime activities have come to a halt, and government offices remain closed. 

The NLC has vowed to continue the strike until its demands are met, setting the stage for a prolonged showdown with the federal government.

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