The organised labour involved comprised the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC).
The protesters blocked the Sango-Ota road in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state from Joju Bus-Stop to the Garage area of the area during the protest.
Speaking with The Eagle Online, the General Secretary of the union, Okonu Abdullahi, said the directive of the Federal Executive Council for the deployment of 5G is long overdue, and that the Federal Executive Council must be supported on this directive.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, stated this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said this while addressing the Nigerian Health Commissioners’ Forum Quarterly meeting on Friday in Abuja.
In a two-day sensitization meeting held on Wednesday and Thursday in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, stakeholders, including the leadership of the state branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress, accredited service providers as well as the media brainstormed on ways of overcoming the impediments to the smooth takeoff of the programme in the state.
Mrs Mary-Rose Egwu, Executive Secretary, Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency (EBSHIA), made this known during an advocacy/sensitisation meeting with the Organised Labour and other stakeholders in the health sector, in Abakaliki.
This was disclosed in a letter to the Minister of Power and signed by the President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, made available on Wednesday.
Ugwuanyi made the announcement when he addressed a delegation from the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), comprising members of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) and Medical and Health Workers Sector Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), at the Government House, Enugu.
The body also appreciated the Governor for allowing the local councils to run independent of the state government, asserting that the Local Government Service Commission is now fully in charge of the councils.
As part of moves to resolve the crisis, a retired high court judge in the state, Justice Moshood Adeigbe, has been appointed as the chairman of the OPU National Reconciliation and Caretaker Committee, saddled with the task of settling the crisis and conduct fresh election within 12 months.
Wabba gave the advice in a statement entitled ‘A worthy sacrifice for a workforce’, issued on Tuesday in Abuja to mark the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir.
This was contained in a statement by a Deputy Director in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that labour had on June 15 embarked on strike to press for full implementation of the new national minimum wage and pending promotion among other welfare issues.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said this while addressing newsmen at the end of an emergency National Executive Council meeting of the congress in Abuja on Tuesday.
The congress directed its State councils and affiliate unions to mobilise for the latest action.
The NLC and TUC, being a significant part of the ILO’s tripartite partnership with workers’ representatives, government, and employers, are expected to collaborate with their affiliate unions and associations to implement the project
The NLC also threatened a fresh nationwide strike in a letter addressed to President on Friday in Abuja.
Uchenna Ekwe, the Head of International Relations Department, Liaison to National Assembly, NLC, made the appeal on Tuesday during the public hearing by the House of Representatives Committee on 1999 Constitution Review holding in Enugu.
The council said though industrial actions are lawful means of seeking rights from the government, the current strike in Kaduna State is unfortunate, inauspicious and capable of compounding the already precarious situations prevailing in the state, and the country in general.