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UPDATE: NLC President, Joe Ajaero Arrested In Imo

by Victor Ndubuisi

Operatives from the Imo State Police Command have taken Joe Ajaero, the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), into custody.

According to what Anaedoonline.ng is aware of, Ajaero was taken by the police from the ongoing protest in Imo State.

The development happened as thugs attacked demonstrators, damaging cars and wounding labourers, according to report.

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As of the time this report was filed, the NLC President was being taken away by heavily armed security officers, thus it is unknown where he is.


As the union begins its protest today, Ajaero had earlier ordered all Union members and associate unions to close all sectors in Imo State, including the air, land, and sea.

According to information obtained by Anaedoonline.ng, Ajaero declared the start of the protest during the Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting, which was held late on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, in the state capital of Owerri.

The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, was charged by the president of the NLC with violating and ignoring worker welfare.

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He said that numerous workers in the state have perished as a result of the governor’s aggressive acts towards them and the failure to pay their salary.

Speaking further, Ajaero bemoaned the state government’s disregard for the federal minimum wage and charged Uzodimma of abandoning earlier agreements, particularly the one that was struck on January 9, 2021.



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