There was full compliance by workers in Niger state to the warning strike declared by the Nigerian Labour Congress to press for a new minimum wage for workers in the country took off.
The state and federal Secretariats in Minna were put under lock and key with union officials standing by to ensure nobody entered any of the Secretariat. Also, health facilities were also locked to patients.
A number of Directors vehicles were seen outside the secretariat and at the gates of educational institutions, pupils and students returned home while their teachers were nowhere to be found.
However, private organizations went about their normal businesses while petrol filling stations were opened to dispense fuel to motorists.
An unofficial source said PENGASSAN in the state did not join the strike. The NLC Chairman, Yahaya Ndako Idris could not be reached as he had switched off all his cell phone