The Nationwide strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC is already finding its roots in Lagos.

Bounce News was at the seat of government in Ikeja and the Secretariat in Alausa was a shadow of its usual self as there was virtually nothing in semblance of the usual hustle and bustle associated with the premises.

Also, the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON Lagos Office in Ogba was under lock and key and not opened for business.

Standard Organisation of Nigeria

The public schools in the state were also empty as students who turned up earlier in the morning were all sent back home.

In the Okota area of Lagos, all the banks in the area Fidelity, First Bank, Ecobank, Zenith, Diamond are all under lock and key with no chance of customers doing their business.

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A visit by Bounce News to some Filling Stations showed that they were selling products, but the queues are already building up with hard times possibly looming for commuters and the general alike if the strike persists.

School in Lagos

The Nigeria Labour Congress had directed all its members and affiliate unions to commence a nationwide strike on Thursday (today).

The organised labour held a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja on Wednesday, which did not produce the expected outcome.

It is expected that the two parties will be back on the discussion table soonest as the NLC is chiefly haggling for a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.


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