The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) wants everyone to know that the news about them starting an indefinite nationwide strike is not true. Some online reports said that the union began their planned strike on Friday after giving the government a deadline that ended on Thursday.
The organized labour group is upset because the government hasn’t met their demands. They want the government to give them enough support to help people deal with the removal of fuel subsidy. They think the government should provide things that will make it easier for people during this time.
This isn’t the first time the NLC has taken action. They already did a two-day warning strike on September 5th and 6th. During that time, they gave the government a 14-day deadline to meet their demands.
The government has been trying to stop the NLC from going on an indefinite strike, but their efforts haven’t worked. The NLC still says they will shut down the economy if the government doesn’t meet their demands. While everyone is waiting for more information, some online reports said that the strike has already started.
When asked about the reports, the NLC’s Head of Department for Information and Public Affairs, Benson Upah, said, “The report is not true.” He wants everyone to ignore the viral report and not believe it.