Apapa port shut, commuters stranded as warning strike begins in Lagos




The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has started a two-day warning strike, and as its employees were being turned away from the Apapa port, a mob gathered outside.

After declining a meeting with the Federal Government due to the growing challenges and suffering across the nation brought on by the loss of gasoline subsidies, the NLC made the decision to go on strike.

The National Labour Congress (NLC) announced a two-day warning strike on Friday in protest of the pervasive suffering and poverty felt throughout the nation. The NLC also threatened a total and permanent shutdown of the economy within 14 working days or 21 days following the warning strike if the government did not take action to address the difficulties faced nationwide.

An enraged ports employee vented his anger over the federal government's indifference to Nigerians' suffering. He urged a total shutdown because he thinks the two-day strike won't be enough.

Other workers at the Apapa seaport stated their ignorance of the warning strike. An anonymous individual said, “the media were not being factual with the information they sent to the public. At first, I heard of the strike, and later, I heard it wouldn’t hold. You know NLC is always not stable with their actions compared to the days of Adams Oshiomole when he was the President of the Union. But now, we no longer believe their statements; that’s why many of us were not aware of the warning strike.”



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