The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have declared a total nationwide strike effective next Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
The decision came after an extraordinary National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja, where both unions unanimously agreed to embark on the industrial action.
The two major labour unions stated that the mobilization of members and allies across the nation has already commenced.
The move by the Organised Labour was prompted by the recent brutalisation on NLC National President, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State.
The attack, which garnered widespread condemnation, implicated the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Barde, with the unions accusing him of complicity in the incident.
Last week, the Organised Labour issued a five-day ultimatum to the Federal Government demanding the immediate replacement of the police commissioner.
The Labour bodies also held Governor Hope Uzodimma accountable for the assault, a claim the governor has refuted, denying any involvement in the attack on the labour leader.
In addition to their call for the dismissal and prosecution of some of the governor’s aides, the unions threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if their demands were not met.