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JUST IN: Workers Defy NLC Warning Strike in Oyo State, Report to Work

Some workers under the employ of the Oyo State Government have reported to work, despite the two-day warning strike called by the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that all the entrance gates leading to the Secretariat opened and workers were seen arriving the Secretariat as early as 6:30am.

However, the buses were not filled to capacity, an indication that some workers might have stayed back from work.

The Nation Newspaper reports that the Secretariat was looking scanty with only a few people arriving and going to their duty posts. Additionally, the publication reported that some Ministries and Departments were yet to be open.

It was however gathered that senior members of staff from Deputy Directors were expected to report for duties until otherwise directed, irrespective of the NLC orders.

Commercial banks around the Secretariat-Awolowo Road may not be opened for business. However, banks assured that the alternative banking platforms including Automated Teller Machines (ATM) will be available for customers to transact business.

It remains unclear if the situation will change as the day progresses.

The NLC last week Friday announced that workers will go on a two-day warning strike, today and tomorrow (Wednesday). Its President Joe Ajaero said the decision was taken at its NEC meeting with possibility of a “total shutdown” after 14 days.

The strike is in protest of the federal government’s decision to remove fuel subsidy. The NLC has said that the removal of the subsidy will lead to a sharp increase in the price of fuel, which will have a devastating impact on the poor and working class.

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