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NLC: Kebbi State Labour To Begin Indefinite Strike



Kebbi State Labour in a chat with newsmen after its meeting held on Thursday disclosed that its association is going to commence an indefinite strike coming March, next month.

According to the statement by the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Umar Alhassan, the Labour in Kebbi has given a directive to all it members to embark on strike starting from 3rd of March.

Naija News understands that the association had given the directives due to the inability of the state government to pay the N30,000 minimum wage.

Addressing newsmen on the strike order, Alhassan noted that the state government has refused to comply with the new minimum wage term, and hence it workers will go on an indefinite strike as from March 3.

He said: “We are here to discuss the ultimatum given the government on our demands, which will expire by March 2, at 12am. That is why we summoned an extra large meeting to inform our members about the situation.

“There has not been positive response from government in respect to our demands. We have directed members to mobilise ahead of Tuesday’s industrial action.”

Meanwhile, Naija News had reported earlier that Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has appealed to the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its planned strike for peace and industrial harmony.

Speaking further on the Kebbi Labour Strike, the Chairman of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Hussaini Yelwa noted that all its members have been urged to take part in the strike.