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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Imo NLC Insist On Strike, As Police Vow To Ensure Law And Order


The Imo State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC says it will go ahead with the proposed indefinite strike.

Austin Chilakpu, the State NLC Chairman who spoke on a radio programme in Owerri, urged market women, traders and tricycle operators to join the strike. He said the strike will be indefinite; pointing out that the hike in the price of fuel by the federal government will further impoverish Nigerians.

He said described the court order stopping the strike as “ abracadabra” saying Labour has not received any  notice of a court order stopping the strike.

Meantime, the Imo State Police Command has assured residents of peace and order in the state during the period of the strike

Andrew Enwerem, the command PPRO who also spoke in a radio programme  said the police is ready to provide security, stressing that the police has maintained presence all over the city to ensure adequate security.
He said “We are committed to maintaining law and order, to ensure there is orderliness. The police will enforce all relevant laws in a professional manner. It is peaceful.

 FILE PHOTO: Labour Leaders Protesting Sack Of 3, 000 Workers In Imo State In January

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