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Government offices, banks in Abuja shut over NLC strike


Some government offices and banks in Abuja are closed today in solidarity with the nationwide two-day strike from Tuesday & Wednesday, the 5 & 6 September 2023, called by the Nigeria Labour Congress.

According to The PUNCH newspaper, its correspondent visited the Federal Secretariat on Tuesday morning alongside other major areas, such as the popular radio house, which houses some agencies under the ministry of information and national orientation observed that the areas were deserted as workers decided to stay back home 

The protest of the government’s decision to remove the fuel subsidy which has led to an increase in the price of gasoline.

The NLC says the strike will also protest the government’s failure to address other issues affecting workers, such as poor working conditions and low wages.

The strike has caused widespread disruption in Abuja, with many businesses and schools closed.

The government has said it is committed to dialogue with the NLC, but the union has said it will not back down until its demands are met.

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