NLC, TUC Orders Indefinite Shutdown Of Power Supply, Flights In Imo State

Organised Labour Restrained From Embarking On Strike In Imo

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have ordered the shutdown of electricity and fuel supplies in Imo State.

The decision was reached by the organised labour unions following the brutalisation of the National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, last week.

NLC and TUC, on Tuesday, also directed aviation workers to ensure that flights into and outside the state are suspended.

Vox9ja understands that the decisions were reached at the extraordinary National Executive Council meeting summoned by the labour unions on Tuesday afternoon.

The statement released at the end of the meeting reads, “The NEC-in-session orders the immediate withdrawal of services and shutdown of Imo State beginning midnight today. All workers and affiliates are expected to ensure compliance from wherever they are. All flights into and out of Imo state, fuel supplies and Electricity be stopped immediately as applicable. All Public and Private Sector workers are to immediately down tools indefinitely.”

The implementation commences at midnight, November 8, 2023.

Vox9ja had earlier reported that the organised labour unions, on Tuesday, declared a total nationwide strike.

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The strike will commence next Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

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