Kogi State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has said it is prepared for total shut down, in compliance with the national directive for an indefinite strike in the Country.
To this end, a meeting of the State Administrative Council, SAC, and the State Executive Council, SEC, were held on Thursday to examine the issues as well as enforce the directive in Kogi State.
Speaking to Labour Correspondent in Lokoja, Chairman of the organized labour, Comrade Gabriel Amari said the meetings were normal in order to collectively agree and mobilize workers for the indefinite strike.
Comrade Amari appealed to workers to see the fight as a herculian one, hence the need to be collectively involved in the struggle.
According to Comrade Amari, the situation in Kogi State has been so pathetic as workers have been subjected to abject poverty occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy.
The Labour Chairman urged the State Government, particularly Governor Yahaya Bello to take practical steps to reduce the sufferings of the workers in the State.
According to him, the Governor should extend his hands of fellowship to the workers by paying leave bonuses, salary arrears and implement promotions to date just as he has done for former political office holders, both at the state and local government levels.
He urged workers not to be deterred by the current economic challenges, but pray for better days ahead.
Recall that the National Executive Council (NEC) of NLC and TUC had earlier declared Tuesday, third September, 2023 for the commencement of indefinite strike Nationwide.