Ogun Workers Join Organized Labour to Embark on Strike
In Ogun State, workers complied with the directive of the organized Labour to embark on the strike.
Public Schools and Courts and the State Headquarters of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company were shut down by workers.
Banks operated, while a handful of workers reported for duty at the State Government Secretariat, Oke Mosan, and Abeokuta.
The State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Hamed Ademola – Benko, addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance by workers with the order to go on strike.
A primary healthcare centre at Oke-Ilewo belonging to Abeokuta South Local Government was also under lock and key when our correspondent visited the place.
A worker with one of the local governments in the state also confirmed that workers of local governments are complying with the labour directive.
The Ogun State NLC Chairman, Hameed Ademola-Benco, however, described the strike as very successful and encouraging, noting that many workers who had earlier gone to work have all returned home.
“Ademola-Benco said “The strike is a national directive and as of yesterday, it was resolved unanimously that the strike must go on. We have been going around to ensure that there is compliance and it is highly encouraging those who had earlier gone to work have returned home.
“All our affiliates are already calling their members to stay at home. This particular strike is a stay-at-home action. It is not the type of strike that we send them out of office. The instruction is stay-at-home action, we are not forcing anybody out of office,” he said.
The State Secretary, of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Samson Oyelere, told NAN that the union had received directives from National to join the strike.
Oyelere stated that the pupils who initially were in school this morning were sent back home.
“We are joining the strike because the national secretariat has directed us to join,” he said.