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Kogi Labour Calls For Total Compliance To Nationwide Strike

In order to press home its demand for the New Minimum wage, the Kogi State chapter of the Organized Labour has directed all unions and affiliates under it to comply with the nationwide strike scheduled to commence on Monday, June 2.

The Kogi State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Amari Gabriel disclosed this at a meeting with State Executive Council (SEC) members in Lokoja on Sunday.

Speaking on total adherence to the national leadership, Comrade Gabriel called on all union leaders to ensure total compliance in the state.

Amari described the nationwide strike as a struggle for the liberation of Nigerian workers from hunger, pain and poverty.

Also speaking, the Kogi State Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, (TUC) Comrade Sule Ahmed Tijani called for total cooperation of workers to achieve the set goals.


He appealed that all union leaders should endeavour to enforce the strike for a total shutdown in the state.

On his part, the Vice Chairman of NLC in Kogi State who doubles as the enforcement chairman for the strike, Comrade Opaluwa Eleojo, called on all chapter chairmen to be in their duty posts for enforcement as the monitoring committee will go around to ensure total compliance in Kogi State.

All union leaders present at the meeting promised to comply with the directive by making the strike effective.

The nationwide strike is expected to commence 12 midnight on Sunday.

It would be recalled that the National body of Organized Labour after the expiry of the May 31 deadline given to the Federal Government, declared a nationwide strike to press home the demand for a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers

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