The secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in Ogun State, has been sealed off by armed policemen and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as their industrial action paralyses government activities.
This development was as a result of the industrial action embarked on by workers in the state under the aegis of the Joint National Public Negotiating Council (JNC), over 12 months unremitted deductions, unremitted 72 months gratuities, 2015 promotion, among other issues.
When the Nigerian Tribune visited the secretariat, two operational patrol vehicles were stationed at the entrance, while security operatives numbering about 40 were seen around the place.
It was same situation at the two roads leading to the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, as armed security operatives were positioned strategically.
Workers complied with the organised labour directive, as they failed to turn up for work despite government’s threat of “no work, no pay” rule.
Nigerian Tribune correspondent, who went round the secretariat complex, observed that only a handful of workers and some top government officials were at work.
Most of the car parks within the government secretariat were empty as at 8:45 a.m.
Also, public primary and secondary schools were not opened for academic activities.
The situation was not different at local government secretariats visited in Abeokuta metropolis. The council workers stayed away from work.
Workers at the State Hospital, Ijaiye, were also not at their duty posts while the courts were equally not opened.
The strike paralysed virtually all government activities in the state.