The Edo state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed to go on strike today, Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
Labour in conjunction with other civil society groups in the state say they will protest against the increase in pump price of fuel.
According to the Edo NLC chairman, Emmanuel Ademokun,“We are not aware of injunction. This actioin is a clarion call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to wake up to their responsibilities of providing better life for Nigerians whom they have pledged to serve. The excruciating economic situation in our country do not recognise the political divide.”
Ademokun also advised businesses in Edo state to stay at home and observe the strike action.
The National Industrial Court issued an order stopping the planned strike action by labour leaders.
However, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) decided to proceed with the nationwide strike, beginning today, Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
Reports have also filtered in the the Federal Government in a bid to stop the strike action, has reached an agreement with the NLC faction led by Joe Ajaero.