Strike action embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, over fuel subsidy removal, yesterday, paralysed business and commercial activities in Jos and Bukuru axis of Plateau State.
Our correspondent, who visited some parts of the town, observed that most banks and commercial business centres did not render services to customers.
The state and federal secretariat was also closed, preventing workers from gaining access to their offices, while students of public primary and secondary schools were told to return home by their principals.
Staff of the University of Jos and the Nigeria Television Authority College were also denied access to their various institutions by members of the NLC. Similarly, staff of the state House of Assembly were denied access to their offices by members of the NLC.
However, some traders who sell foodstuffs were seen displaying their wares to passers-by.
Plateau NLC in a statement signed by Comrade Izang Francis Atsen and made available to journalists in Jos, yesterday, said ‘‘following the unilateral increase in the pump price of fuel and electricity tariff by the federal government, NEC of NLC has directed for immediate mobilisation of all affiliates to embark on an indefinite strile from Tuesday if the government does not reverse the increase. By this notice you are to mobilise all workers to commence strike by midnight of Tuesday if no contrary directive comes from the NLC.’’

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