Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress Announce Nationwide Strike set to commence on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. This decision was reached after an extraordinary National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday.

Both of the country’s major labor unions have initiated the immediate mobilization of their members and allies across the nation. This action follows the recent assault on NLC National President, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State, which has sparked outrage within the Organised Labour.

The Organised Labour has pointed fingers at the Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Mohammed Barde, accusing him of complicity in the attack on Ajaero that took place in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

In response to the incident, the Organised Labour issued a five-day ultimatum to the Federal Government, demanding the replacement of the police commissioner. They also held Governor Hope Uzodimma accountable for the attack on Ajaero, despite the governor’s denial of involvement.

Furthermore, the Organised Labour called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of some of the governor’s aides. They have threatened to embark on a nationwide industrial action if their demands are not met.

To address the situation, the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, took the step of redeploying Barde on Sunday, citing the need for “neutrality sake” ahead of the November 11, 2023 governorship election in Imo State.

The upcoming nationwide strike is expected to have significant implications for various sectors across the country. The Organised Labour’s decision to mobilize its members and allies underscores their determination to advocate for their demands and seek justice for the attack on their national president. The nation will closely watch how this development unfolds in the coming days.