As the NLC strike action embarked upon by members of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, continues, many government offices and financial institutions in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, have remained closed.
Taravoices correspondent who monitored the level of compliance in Jalingo, reports that the NLC strike action recorded more compliance as many offices were seen under lock and key. He also reports that no violence or confrontation have so far been recorded as other trade unions that refused to join the strike, continued with their normal businesses and those that are participating, remained at home.
Speaking with taravoices reporter on the indefinite strike action, the state chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Taraba State branch, Mr Peter Gambo, emphasized that the strike action is not for only civil servants or the labour leaders, saying the masses are also suffering either directly or indirectly
He stressed that prices of commodities are unnecessarily high, insisting that quick action needs to be taken. He said government should consider the plight of the citizens, advising that when any policy is to be implemented, people’s opinion should be considered in order to carry everybody along.
On his part, the chairman, Radio Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union, RATTAWU, Taraba State chapter, Mr Japhet Aliyuda, said the government should provide room for dialogue with the stakeholders in finding lasting solution to the difficulties faced by the masses.
Mr Japhet pointed out that it is not any ones intention to go on strike but the hardship is unbearable, especially to the less privilege.