The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday declared a total strike following a stalemated meeting with the federal government.
The federal government made a last-ditch effort Wednesday to halt the planned strike by organised labour but the meeting with a federal government delegation led by Chris Ngige, minister of labour was stalemated.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja after the meeting, Ayuba Wabba, president of the NLC, said both parties could not reach an agreement at the meeting.
The NLC president has, therefore, directed workers across the country to ensure full compliance with the industrial action, starting by midnight on Wednesday.
Present at the meeting with a delegation of the federal government were the leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other stakeholders of the organised labour.
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