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Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Bayelsa State, on Tuesday, stayed away from their places of work in compliance with the two-day nationwide warning strike declared by the national secretariat of the NLC.

In the early hours of the day, Trade Union Congress workers in the state did not observe the national strike as the TUC had pulled out of the action, but they eventually left their offices for home.

While public schools were shut, it was observed that private schools were in session across Yenagoa.

There was also partial compliance in the banking sector as some banks opened their gates to customers.

The state NLC leadership had issued a statement announcing that it was embarking on a two-day warning strike on Tuesday, in line with the national directive of the congress “to press home its demands to the Federal Government.”

The statement signed by the NLC chairman, Barnabas Simon, and secretary, John Angese, urged all workers to comply by staying in their respective houses on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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