By Victor Ayoo
Sequel to the directive by the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), that all state chairmen embark on a two-day nationwide warning strike from 5th -6th September, 2023, the Benue State NLC took a tour of government agencies and parastatals to ensure total compliance.
The NLC State Chairman, Comrade Terungwa Igbe, in a chat with The Voice, said his team has visited ministries, private organizations, banks, filling stations, water board and other agencies within the state capital to enforce compliance.
According to him, there was total compliance with state media houses, NTA, Banks while some filling stations were giving skeletal services.
He however said, the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs claimed not to have received the circular but the state labour mandated that their services be shutdown.
He said on day two of the strike, the state team also visited most of the filling stations, ministries, agencies and parastatals again to enforce compliance and gave warning to those adamant about the directive.
According to Labour Union, the two days warning strike is as a result of failure of the federal government to meet the agreement entered into with leadership of the organized labour which the resultant effect has brought so much sufferings and untold hardship on the workers and entire citizens.
It would be recalled that labour had earlier sent a circular to the state government in respect to the two days warning strike but there was no response.