Banks shutdown in Lagos over nationwide strike

The Nigeria Labour Union (NLC) on Monday disrupted banking activities in Lagos to enforce with the directive of an indefinite nationwide strike.

As gathered by WESTERNPOST, Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) shut down its office on Marina, as activities was ongoing at Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Lagos office.

Members of the unions shut some banks around Marina, Lagos in a move for them to comply with the indefinite nationwide strike.

Bank customers opted for Automated Teller Machine (ATM) for transactions  as most banking halls in Lagos were deserted.

On Friday, the organised labour announced that they will be commencing a nationwide indefinite strike due to the refusal of the Federal Government to increase the proposed minimum wage from N60,000.

According to the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, the strike will begin at midnight on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

In a joint statement delivered by Ajaero and his Trade Union Congress counterpart, Festus Osifo, they expressed their serious concerns and disappointment over the Federal Government’s failure to finalise and pass a new National Minimum Wage Act into law.

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