The Delta State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has begun to close offices and schools in Asaba, the state capital.
The closure of schools and offices comes ahead of the planned strike over the delay of implementing the new minimum wage.
Okay.ng observed that the NLC members were seen patrolling Asaba, the state capital in a marked Hiace mini-bus, closing government offices and turning back school children to go back to their parents’ home.
Goodluck Ofuburuku, the State NLC chairman, confirmed to newsmen that the labour was on strike in the state.
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He said: “We are on strike and that is all I can tell you for now. We expect offices and schools to comply. The strike is in force that is why we are going round to enforce compliance.”