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Nationwide strike: Courts in Lagos shut down

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The nationwide industrial action embarked upon by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) has started taking its toll on the  judiciary sector.

Members of the judiciary shut down courts in Lagos, preventing lawyers from entering the Federal High Court in Ikoyi and Lagos High Courts, at Tafawa Balewa Square on Monday.

“We are shutting down the court in strict compliance with JUSUN (Judiciary Union of Nigeria) order,” the strike enforcer said.

Organised labour in Nigeria had promised to start a strike after May 31, 2024, should the government refuse to announce an agreed new national minimum wage.

The president of the Trade Union Congress, Festus Osifor while addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday said workers will observe a strike from midnight of Sunday, June 2, 2024.

The organised Labour, which is made up of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, also wants the federal government to immediately reverse the hike in electricity tariff recently announced.

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