Cross River Government Offices Remain Shut As NLC Vows To Continue With Strike

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By Ogar Monday

Cross River State NLC Chairman, Comrade John Ushie, addressing protesting workers in Calabar
Cross River State NLC Chairman, Comrade John Ushie, addressing protesting workers in Calabar

The Nigerian Labor Congress, Cross River State Council has stated that it shall not back down from the indefinite strike it has embarked upon, while calling other workers and good spirited Nigerians to join in the struggle for the liberation of the country from the hands of “unserious politicians”.

The call was made by the NLC, Cross River State Council Chairman, Comrade John Ushie at the end of a peaceful rally embarked upon by the Union in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

Comrade Ushie urged the workers to ignore all forms of propaganda emanating from anywhere saying the strike has been called off, as the decision to call off the strike rest with the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Union.

“I was at the NEC meeting yesterday in Abuja and no court injunction was served to the Union, even if there is, such court injunction must be from the black market. Therefore ignore all information calling you to return to work if it is not from us.” He argued.

Comrade Ushie said the request of the Union still remains a reversal of the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to N86 and the reversal of the 45% increment of electricity tariff till all houses are metered.

Also speaking, the Chairman, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Cross River State, Comrade Ben Ukpepi said that the rally was to tell the government and members of the public that they say no to the increase in the pump price of PMS and electricity tariff increase.

Earlier, our correspondent who went to some parts of Calabar reported that commercial activities were going on smoothly but students in public secondary schools were sent back home and the offices of the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the State remained close.

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