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Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) set to begin strike.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have initiated a strike in response to the minimum wage and electricity tariff increases.

However, the Federal Government has warned against the strike, deeming it premature and illegal. Despite efforts from government officials to prevent the strike, various unions, including Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, (PENGASSAN), Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI), Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), and others, have been directed to ensure full compliance.

The negotiations for a new national minimum wage have been unsuccessful, with labour leaders rejecting the offers made by the government and the organized private sector.

Various unions, such as Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE), and others, have pledged their support and compliance.

However, the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) has opted out of the strike, calling for dialogue and peaceful resolution.

Other unions, including Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (M&HWUN), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU), Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE), Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Nigeria Union of Railway Workers (NUR), and National Secretary of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), have also issued directives for their members to participate in the strike.

Organized labour has urged workers to be cautious of government tactics and fully engage in the strike for their well-being and survival.

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