Niger state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has on Monday issued a seven day warning strike over unmet demands.
However, the strike embarked upon which started on Monday has grounded economic and social activities across the state.
The strike which began on Monday after several meetings between representatives of Organized Labour and Niger state government ended in deadlock.
The state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mohammed Sani Idris could not be reached for comments as at the time of this report.
It was gathered that the gates of the Niger State Transport Authority are under lock and keyed while all state government offices have been deserted and schools closed.
Findings have it that even though banks remain opened for commercial activities they are expected to be closed if after twenty four hours agreement is not reached between Niger state government and organized labour.
When contacted on telephone state Chairman of NLC in Niger State Comrade Yakubu Garba expressed satisfaction on the level of strict compliance with the strike by all affiliate bodies of NLC.
Comrade Yakubu Garba however maintained that the strike will continue until their demands were met.
It should be noted that the NLC in Niger state is demanding among other things to include resumption of payment of gratuities of Civil Servants that has been abandoned for two years and immediate payment of thirty percent June salary for year 2020 that was not paid due to Coronavirus pandemic.
Others include the release of withheld cooperative Endwell Union dues and National Housing funds money by Niger state government as well as to stop without further delay problem of percentage salary payment to some primary school teachers in Niger state who have been on strike for eight weeks.
As at the time of filing this report, representatives of NLC and Niger state government are deliberating in a round table discussion on the way forward.