Despite the directive issued to workers by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC,  to embark on a nationwide strike on Tuesday, workers in Enugu State have shunned the strike.

Reports have it that the strike is largely not observed in the state.

Speaking in an interview with journalists about the strike, the Enugu State Chairman of NLC, Fabian Nwigbo said the NLC was working on how to mobilise for the strike.

We are at a meeting and I am trying to prepare a letter to mobilise the workers for the strike. You know the order is coming from the national Secretariat,” he said.

However, newsmen who went to some areas in Enugu observed that banks were rendering services to their customers.

It was also observed that workers of some government agencies came to work early in the morning.

At the Government Revenue Office along Zik Avenue, it was observed that workers were in their various offices while a bank along Agbani Road was also rendering services to their customers.

Similarly, both private and government schools also failed to observe the strike as teachers were teaching their students and pupils in their various schools.

A civil servant who spoke on condition of anonymity blamed the leadership of both NLC and TUC for the non-compliance, saying they failed to act.

It was also observed that there were heavy vehicular activities on the major roads while the markets were open for businesses.

Punch/ Oluwayemisi Owonikoko

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