On Tuesday, officials from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) took the initiative to close the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Company Limited headquarters in Abuja. The action disrupted both human and vehicular movements, causing disturbances in various offices within the national oil company.
The shutdown was a response to the directive issued by Organised Labour, consisting of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), to all their affiliated unions. This nationwide directive called for a work stoppage in protest against the assault on NLC President Joe Ajaero in Imo State.
Despite a restraining order from the National Industrial Court, Abuja, prohibiting the NLC and TUC from proceeding with the strike, the unions disregarded the order and carried on with the industrial action.
During a press conference held in Abuja on Monday, Organised Labour emphasized the need for governments at all levels to fulfill their responsibilities.
The disruptions extended beyond the NNPC headquarters to scenes at the National Assembly, as both locations witnessed the impact of the ongoing protests.