The Oyo State Chapter of Nigerian Labour Congress NLC has ordered its members to embark on indefinite strike action as from Monday 28th of September, 2020 due to the failure of Federal Government to meet its demand of reversing the recently hiked fuel price and electricity tarrif.
Read below the full statement released as received by OduduwaNews.
COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF A MEETING ON THE NATION WIDE PROTEST/ STRIKE BY LABOUR CENTRES AND CIVIL SOCIETIES ORGANISATIONS IN OYO STATE
Flowing from the directives of both the National bodies of the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, in reaction to the insensitivity of the Federal Government to the well-being of her Citizenry by the sudden and unwarranted increase in petrol price as well as hike in electricity tariff, the state Executive Councils of the Labour centres in OYO state in conjunction with CIVIL society organisations met on Friday, 25th September, 2020 and resolved as follows:
- That beginning from Monday, 28th September, 2020, all workers in both private and public sectors, Artisans, Traders, Market men and women and Transporters are to commence an indefinite nation wide peaceful protest/ Strike.
- That the protest match shall take off from the Secretariat of the NLC, Agodi Gate, Ibadan between 8.00am and 2.00pm each day.
- That members of the public are hereby advised to shut their businesses and join the protest as we jointly resist the untold hardship orchestrated by the bad policy of Government.
- That all Markets and Transport systems in Oyo State are expected to remain shut between 8.00am and 2.00pm daily.
Com. FALEGBE MAYOWA FESTUS
Com. Ibrahim Muhammed