Imo State Faces Shutdown: NLC and TUC Order Halt to Electricity and Fuel Supplies

Imo State Gripped by Shutdown as NLC and TUC Take Drastic Action

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have ordered a complete shutdown of electricity and fuel supplies in Imo State.

This decision comes in response to the recent brutalization of Joe Ajaero, the National President of the NLC.

Labour Unions’ Response to President’s Assault

In the aftermath of the assault on Joe Ajaero, the NLC and TUC convened an extraordinary National Executive Council meeting to address the situation.

In this meeting, the labour unions made significant decisions that would disrupt normal operations in Imo State.

Directive to Suspend Aviation Services

On Tuesday, the NLC and TUC issued directives to aviation workers to ensure the suspension of all flights to and from Imo State. This move is part of the coordinated efforts to enforce a shutdown in the state.

Key Points from the Meeting

The statement released at the end of the meeting conveyed the unions’ decisions, stating, “The NEC-in-session orders the immediate withdrawal of services and shutdown of Imo State beginning midnight today.”

This directive includes all workers and affiliates who are expected to ensure compliance from their respective locations.

Comprehensive Shutdown Measures

The labour unions’ action goes beyond electricity and fuel supplies. They have called for a complete halt to all flights into and out of Imo State, creating a disruption in air travel.

Furthermore, fuel supplies and electricity services are to be stopped immediately.

Nationwide Implications

The impact of these decisions is not limited to Imo State alone. Public and private sector workers are called to down tools indefinitely, which could have widespread consequences for various industries.

Implementation Date

The directives issued by the NLC and TUC are set to take effect at midnight on November 8, 2023. This marks the beginning of a comprehensive shutdown that will affect essential services in Imo State.

Nationwide Strike on the Horizon

The organized labour unions have also declared a nationwide strike, set to commence on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. This broader strike is a response to the assault on the NLC President and the subsequent actions taken by the unions.

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