Nigeria’s commercial centers are shut as the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, today began a two-day warning strike. This is after shunning a meeting with the Federal Government yesterday over increasing hardship and suffering across the country caused by the removal of fuel subsidy.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, monday warned that the strike will worsen the plights of ordinary Nigerians and urged NLC to shelve the action.
The NLC had on Friday, given notice of a two-day warning strike to protest the mass suffering and impoverishment experienced around the country. The body threatened a total and indefinite shutdown of the economy within 14 working days or 21 days after the warning strike, if government did not take steps to address the hardship experienced across the country.