The leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have declared a total nationwide strike effective next Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
The agreement was made by the two union leaders following an ‘extraordinary’ meeting of the National Executive Council on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to the duo unions, members and supporters have already started a nationwide mobilization campaign.
The brutalization of NLC National President Joe Ajaero in Imo State last week prompted the Organized Labour movement to take action.
There had been widespread outrage by the Union accusing the Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Mohammed Barde, of complicity in the recent attack on Ajaero, in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Recall that the Organized Labour last Friday handed the Federal Government a five-day ultimatum to replace the police commissioner, while also blaming Governor Hope Uzodimma who is seeking re-election of the attack on Ajaero.
They also demanded the arrest and prosecution of some of the governor’s aide and threatened to embark on a nationwide industrial action if their demands were not carried out.
Howbeit, the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, on Sunday, redeployed Barde for “neutrality’s sake” ahead of the November 11, 2023, governorship election in Imo State.