Rivers NLC Orders Sit-At-Home Over Fuel, Naira Scarcity

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Rivers State chapter, has directed all civil servants in the State to stay home owing to the current fuel and naira scarcity.

Beatrice Itubo, the NLC chairperson in the State, stated this in a chat with journalists on Sunday night in Port Harcourt.

Itubo, who is also the Labour Party governorship candidate in Rivers, lamented the poor welfare of workers in the state, adding that the country’s current economic crisis had reduced worker wages to nothing.

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She said: “We have declared a sit-at-home for all workers in Rivers State from Monday till further notice if the fuel crisis and crazy transportation fare hike continues.

“Anyone or organisation who queries or sacks any worker who observes the sit-at-home declared will have the NLC Rivers State Council to contend with.

“We want to say this is not targeted at anyone or targeted to the Rivers State government.”