Nigerian workers plan to go on a nationwide strike to protest the beating and abduction of the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC Joe Ajaero.
The workers are from the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria.
The decision to go on strike was revealed in a press briefing on Friday.
The unionists gave the Federal Government a six-point demand, including the immediate removal of the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, and Area Commander, among other officials, for their alleged complicity in the brutalisation and humiliation of Ajaero and other workers.
Ajaero was taken away by the Police as the workers were protesting on non-payment of workers by the Imo State Government.
NLC accused the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, of conspiring with the state’s Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Barde, to ‘abduct’ their President, Joe Ajaero, on Wednesday.
But the Imo state commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba say the governor had nothing to do with Ajaero’s arrest.