Activities at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja was distrusted this morning as protesting officials blocked the entrance to to airport.
The protesting workers were spotted at the gate in their numbers, preventing many top government officials from.gaining access to the airport. Not even the presence of their armed escorts could bail them.out as the workers stood their ground.
Hundreds of other Nigerians and visitors were also affected as movement were distrusted.
As at about 9 am, NewsSpecng also spotted scores of vehicles carrying stranded air passengers in the aftermath of protest.
The long queue span over a distance of about four kilometres to the airport gate.
It would recalled that the NLC had threatened to.embark on an industrial action to protest the ill treatment melted out to its President, Joe Ajaero last week.
The NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) declared strike in Imo from midnight of Monday, with a vow to spread it nationwide by Tuesday.
The Abuja protest is in response to the call by the NLC and the Trade Union of Nigeria, TUC, to protest the incident that occurred in Owerri, the Imo State capital, last week, where the NLC president was physically assaulted by suspected political thugs.
Members were mobilised to block the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road. They crossed the access with luxury buses, forcing air travellers to disembark from vehicles to walk through their barricades.
Reacting to the nationwide strike, Shehu Sani, in a post on his official X handle, supported the decision of the organised labour, saying the strike action would send clear messages to those behind the attack on Ajaero.
Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senator, said workers action is justifiable.
Sani, in a post on his official X handle, supported the decision of the organised labour, saying the strike action would send clear messages to those behind the attack on Ajaero.
Sani believes that the strike action will convey a clear message to those responsible for the attack on Ajaero.
His post reads, “No responsible trade union will fold its arms and see its leaders brutalised without a massive response.
“The strike action will send a clear message to those who want to toe this path. Using political thugs to disrupt protests and maltreat protesters is unacceptable; Abuja EndSARS organisers can remember how they were attacked at CBN Headquarters.”