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Anambra paralyzed as IPOB sit-at-home clashes with NLC strike


By Our correspondent

A confusing scenario unfolded in Anambra State on Monday as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) sit-at-home order coincided with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) strike. The result was a complete paralysis of government activities, commercial institutions, and public life.

Government offices, including the Anambra State Secretariat in Awka, were locked up, with workers unable to access their workplaces. Courts and the State House of Assembly were also affected, with workers milling around outside.

According to a source who requested anonymity, leaders of various labour unions in the state had directed a total shutdown of activities, instructing security personnel to lock the gates of various offices in full compliance with the NLC’s directive.

Charles Adigwe, President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Anambra State chapter, confirmed that his union was participating in the strike action.

Meanwhile, the Anambra State Police Command issued a statement assuring citizens of their commitment to maintaining law and order.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said, “We understand the right of organized labor to engage in such actions to advocate for the interests of all workers, but we must also ensure adherence to existing laws governing such activities.”

The Command urged citizens to go about their lawful businesses and be law-abiding, vigilant, and security-conscious. They also encouraged anyone in need of security services or reporting security-related incidents to contact them.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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