Business activities in banks and many privately owned businesses in Ibadan, the state capital of Oyo State, were in full operation on Wednesday, against the order of a faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in demanding for the reversal of the price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol.
Comrade Ayuba Waba led faction of the NLC had in Abuja order all workers to embark on nationwide strike to demand for the immediate reversal of the pump price from N145 to the initial N86.50, while the factional President, Comrade Joe Ajaero-led faction order workers to remain calm and go about their normal work without any hindrances.
Banks operations and activities in major markets, artisans’s shops, private schools and other privately owned businesses were running smoothly, while hundreds of members of NLC were demonstrating round the state capital.
Pupils of public schools were sent back home while their counterpart in private schools stay back in school premises for the day activities.
There were scanty operations at both the state and federal government offices as many workers did not show up at their offices, while those who were at work did not do any serious work.
Also in Ogbomoso, many staff and students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH were seen outside the premises blocking the federal road linking Ogbomoso-Ilorin road.
Meanwhile, Oyo State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed to continue the strike action until the government rescind its decision on the pump price.
NLC Chairman Comrade Waheed Olojede, who was flanked with other stalwarts of the various unions in the state, while addressing workers at its American Quarters secretariat of NLC on Wednesday, called for reversal in the price of the PMS, electricity charges and urged governors to see to the plight of workers across the nation.