Strike: Niger NLC in crucial closed-door meeting
Ahead of the planned Nigeria Labour Congress warning strike, the Niger State chapter of the Congress has gone into a crucial meeting with all its affiliate bodies.
When PUNCH arrived at the council’s Labour House office on the IBB Road at 3 p.m., an employee at the entrance informed our correspondent that the members had gone into a vital meeting in preparation for the warning strike.
He confirmed that the leadership of almost all the affiliate bodies were in attendance, including the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Medical and Health Workers Union, Hotel Workers Union, unions of the tertiary institutions as well and civil service unions, among others.
The Niger State Secretary of the NLC, Mohammed Salihu, declined to comment on the strike when contacted on the telephone about the plans, adding that it was only the chairman that had the power to speak on the strike.
The Secretary later called to inform the reporter that the strike would still be held as planned but there would be a press conference Monday to present the modalities.