As the nationwide strike scheduled for Wednesday looms, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have called for an extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.
During this meeting, organized labor will discuss several crucial matters, including the recent attack on the National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, and the review of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Federal Government and Organized Labour on October 2, 2023, following the removal of the fuel subsidy.
Tommy Etim, the National Vice-President of the TUC, disclosed this development on Tuesday. The organized labor had issued a five-day ultimatum last Friday in response to Ajaero’s arrest in Owerri, Imo State.
The labor centers are demanding the redeployment of the state’s commissioner of police and the arrest and prosecution of an aide to the governor alleged to have been involved in the attack. They have also threatened to commence a nationwide strike if their demands are not met within the stipulated five-day period.
Ajaero’s arrest by the police occurred ahead of a state-wide protest scheduled in Imo on Wednesday.