Thugs assault NLC officials in Jos as they enforce a strike

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In Jos, the capital of Plateau State, some Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) members who were enforcing the ongoing indefinite strike were attacked by hoodlums.

The country’s economy was reportedly shut down on Monday by the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) due to the federal government’s refusal to accept their proposed N494,000 Minimum Wage.

Some NLC members were allegedly attacked by touts at a private transport business when the strike was being enforced in Jos, sending them to the hospital.

Sunday Ayodele, the Vice Chairman of the NLC in Plateau, told reporters that “Immediately the touts at the park saw us arriving at the gate, they started hauling stones at us, thinking we were members of the NURTW.

“Unknown to us, there is a pending dispute between the private transport company and NURTW Jos. And the touts in the park simply descended on our members. Before we could understand the reason for the attack, the touts had injured 4 members of NLC.

“It took the intervention of the security agencies for calm to be restored at the park. We had to withdraw our enforcement team from the park to allow peace to reign.”

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