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Kano Workers Down Tools

Kano- Government activities in Kano State were paralysed Monday following an indefinite strike embarked upon by workers over the non payment of the new minimum wage.

The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, on September 9, directed all employees of the state to embark on an indefinite strike on Monday over the non implementation of the new National Minimum Wage law by the government.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, found that workers at Audu Bako Secretariat complex failed to come to work as its gates were locked.

The complex is occupied by some ministries.

Similarly, Gidan Murtala, where the ministries of Water Resources and Education are located, was empty as only few junior workers were seen outside the gate discussing.

Representatives of labour leaders were also seen going round government ministries and agencies to ensure that all workers complied with the directive to stay at home.

NAN also observed that most of the commercial banks in the state also remained closed while the few that operated offered skeletal services.

Meanwhile, the state government invited the labour leaders for a meeting, scheduled to hold at 2p.m on Monday at the Government House, Kano.

A source said the Head of Service and some senior government officials are expected to handle discussions

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