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Success for a nationwide strike in Akwa Ibom: NLC

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Comrade Sunny James, the chairperson of the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), said that the chapter had successfully mobilized all the units to observe the warning strike as instructed by the national body.

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Comrade James, who spoke on Tuesday at the state secretariat in Uyo, asked employees to strictly obey the national body’s directions in order to find a long-term solution to the economic suffering that Nigerians are currently experiencing as a result of the elimination of gasoline subsidies in the nation.

Offices, commercial banks, and governmental institutions in Akwa Ibom reportedly remained closed to observe the strike, according to our correspondent.

Only the ATMs were open for business at the majority of the commercial banks along Abak Road, Aka Road, and even at the banking layout in Udoudoma.

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As the NLC blocked the entry with union buses and private cars, the state secretariat was also shut down.

Due to the closure of the university’s town campus, University of Uyo participated in the strike.

Former Chairman of Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Prof. Ashong Ashong, responded that he was a member of the union and had participated in the strike when asked about it.

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He declared, “I am a unionist, and I am taking part in the strike.”

The chairman responded by saying “I do not have any business with them, and they do not have any business with us” in response to the Trade Union Congress’ (TUC) decision to abstain from the strike.

Even though there was no demonstration, the strike is still in effect until tomorrow, and according to the NLC, members will also congregate at the secretariat to ensure strict adherence.

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