The Nigeria Labour Congress has directed its 36 state councils to commence mobilisation of workers in readiness for its nationwide strike, schedule to commence on September 27.

The General-Secretary of the NLC, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, gave the directive in a bulletin on the planned strike, issued in Abuja on Thursday.

The NLC resorted to the strike option, due to what it described as the apparent lack of faith by the Federal Government to negotiate a long overdue minimum wage with workers.

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"Effective from midnight of Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 all industrial unions and all state councils are hereby directed to commence mobilisation immediately," Ozo-Eson stated.

He noted that the decision to embark on strike, followed the resolve reached by the central working committee of orgnaised labour on the issue on September 12.

The NLC had repeatedly, cautioned the Federal Government against foot-dragging on the wage issue and to allow the tripartite committee set up by government to conclude its assignment on the matter.

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