The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has refuted circulating reports claiming that it has initiated an indefinite nationwide strike.
Online reports had indicated that the union had begun its planned strike on Friday following the expiration of its ultimatum to the federal government on Thursday.
The organized labor had previously threatened to disrupt the country’s economy in protest of the government’s failure to meet its demands, primarily centered around the provision of adequate palliatives to cushion the impact of the removal of fuel subsidies.
NLC had previously staged a two-day warning strike on September 5 and 6, issuing a 14-day ultimatum during that time.
Despite the government’s efforts to avert an indefinite strike, the union maintains its stance that it will proceed with the strike if its demands are not met.
While workers await further instructions, it should be noted that online reports suggesting the commencement of an indefinite strike on Friday are not true,
According to reports, NLC’s Head of Department for Information and Public Affairs, Benson Upah, said “The report is not true.”
He enjoined the general public to disregard the viral report.