Blog: In spite of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) directing a two-day warning strike starting on September 5, workers in certain areas of Lagos were observed carrying out their regular activities. Several banks and filling stations in the Lekki Phase 1 region continued to serve customers, while commuters could be seen utilizing commercial buses in the area.
Nonetheless, the Lagos zonal manager of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Tayo Aboyeji, confirmed that union members were adhering to the NLC’s directive. Aboyeji affirmed, “The workers are complying, and we are closely monitoring the situation.”
Additionally, Mohammed Sheikh, the General Secretary of the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees, assured that workers were following the directive. Sheikh stated, “Sometimes, even the monitoring team cannot cover every location simultaneously. However, we anticipate witnessing the full impact by the end of today or tomorrow, as all necessary measures have been implemented to ensure its effectiveness.”
On September 1, the NLC declared a two-day warning strike, with the potential for a “total shutdown” after 14 days, as announced by NLC President Joe Ajaero during their National Executive Council meeting.