By Enyichukwu Enemanna
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have declared a nationwide strike to protest the assault on its leader, Joe Ajaero, the NLC President.
Ajaero was recently whisked away during a protest in Imo State by officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
Narrating his ordeal, he said he was handed over to hoodlums by the police who gave him a merciless beating.
According to him, the beating can only be imagined.
NLC on Monday ordered its members to commence the nationwide strike in show of solidarity with its leader.
TUC President, Festus Osifo while addressing journalists on Monday directed labour affiliates to implement the resolutions of the National Executive Council on the commencement of the strike.
Osifo said the strike would remain until “government at all levels wake up to their responsibility.”
Last week, the Organized Labour had resolved to embark on a total and indefinite nationwide strike starting from Tuesday, November 14, 2023.