There was low compliance on Wednesday with the directive of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Ebonyi state, as some of the government offices were open for activities while few offices were under locks.
Offices including the federal secretariat at Nnorom Street, Abakaliki, and others mostly federal owned offices were among the few under lock as workers were seen waiting outside, discussing in groups.
Media houses in the state, such as the state owned radio and television stations, Nigeria Television Authority and Unity FM, have been shut down reportedly by Labour task force.
When our Correspondent visited Ebonyi State High Court premises, it was observed there was no court sitting, as according to one of the staff, who said, “we just received labour circular this morning directing us to proceed on strike and as you can see no court is sitting”.
Meanwhile, there was confusion in the state as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and another group under the aegis of Junior Labour Union issued a counter statement dissociating themselves from the strike.
It was gathered that the State Chairman of NLC in the state, Comrade Ikechukwu Nwafor, had on Monday declared that the ongoing strike by the union and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), would be total in the state.
A statement signed by the leader of the Junior Labour Union, Comrade Uchenna Uguru called on Ebonyi workers to disregard the earlier call by NLC to embark on strike, adding that the reason behind the strike was not cogent enough to lead to total strike.