Starting next Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have called for a nationwide strike.
The agreement was made by the two union leaders following a ‘special’ meeting of the National Executive Council on Tuesday in Abuja.
The unions claim that their members and allies have begun a nationwide mobilization effort.
The organized labor movement reacted last week after NLC National President Joe Ajaero was brutally attacked in Imo State.
The Union had expressed concern over the recent attack on Ajaero in Owerri, the state capital of Imo. They accused Mohammed Barde, the commissioner of police in Imo State, of being involved in the crime.
The attack on Ajaero was blamed on Governor Hope Uzodimma, who is running for re-election, and the Organized Labour gave the Federal Government five days ago to replace the police commissioner.
They wanted the governor’s aides arrested and brought to justice, and they threatened a nationwide strike if their demands weren’t met.
But on Sunday, Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police, redeployed Barde for “neutrality sake” before the governorship election in Imo State on November 11, 2023.