GOVERNMENT offices, banks and public schools were closed yesterday in many states as the organised labour began its strike over delay by Federal Government to conclude negotiation on a new minimum wage.
As reported by The Nation‘s reporters, cases of full compliance were recorded in some states as others witnessed partial obedience to the labour leaders’ directive.
The organised labour, had on Wednesday, directed its affiliates to begin an indefinite warning strike yesterday to press home its demand for a new national minimum wage.
Three labour groups – Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) – issued the directive after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum given to the government to announce and implement the new national minimum wage as promised.
Labour demanded N65,000 national minimum up from the present N18,000.
Govt offices, some banks, courts, schools crippled in Lagos.