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Banks open as Ondo, Kaduna record partial compliance with NLC, TUC strike

Banks open as Ondo, Kaduna record partial compliance with NLC, TUC strike
November 14
18:39 2023

The nationwide strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) recorded partial compliance in Ondo state on Tuesday.

The NLC and TUC had announced a nationwide strike starting at midnight on November 14.

The nationwide strike is a protest against the alleged brutality of Joe Ajaero, NLC president, in Imo state.

According to NAN, in Akure, the state capital, government offices, banks and businesses were opened for operation.

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But the complex of the federal government secretariat in Akure looked deserted while only a few offices had one or two senior personnel on the ground.

Victor Amoko, chairman of the Ondo chapter of NLC, said it was the responsibility of affiliated unions to direct their members to observe the strike.

“NLC actually went round and saw some level of compliance,” Amoko said.

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He said schools were not involved in the industrial action for so as not to jeopardise the security of children.

Victor Olabimtan, executive chairman of Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), hailed the teachers for displaying uncommon dedication to duty and loyalty to the administration of Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state.

Olabimtan urged the teachers to continue to do their jobs to the best of their abilities, adding that the government would always prioritise their welfare.

In Kaduna, the strike was observed to be partially complied with as many workers were seen at work.

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Workers at the state secretariat, some of whom said they were not aware of the strike, reported for work and were going about their normal activities.

Some commercial banks located along Yakubu Gowon way also opened for normal businesses.

However, the headquarters of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDC) and its branch offices, were locked by officials of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE).

Abdulhazeez Abdullahi, spokesperson of the company, said in a statement that “offices of the company would be closed today due to NLC industrial action” and advised customers to use online payment platforms.

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