Commercial banks, government offices and schools in Rivers State have remained closed following the indefinite strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, and Trade Union Congress TUC.
However commercial transport operators as well as private business owners are opened for business, while the state capital Port Harcourt is currently witnessing less human vehicular traffic.
A visit to federal secretariat in Port Harcourt also showed that the complex remained only accessible to those who have prescheduled appointment with Nigerian Immigration Service, while teachers in all public primary and secondary schools stayed away from classrooms.
PRESIDENT OF NLC Com. Joe Ajaero
Two visitors to the federal secretariat complex, who pleaded anonymity, while speaking on the impact of the industrial action, lamented their inability to gain access to the complex for their transactions.
The chairman, Nigerian Union of teachers, Rivers State Chapter Comrade Collins Echikpu in a telephone interview said the teachers in Rivers State have been fully mobilized to comply with the directives coming from the national council.
Another labour leader Comrade Manuel Fubara said the manhandling of the national president of NLC is a slap on the labour fraternity in the country, insisting that the government needs to take urgent steps to address the grievances of the workers.
The respondents however appealed to both the government and labour to reach a compromise and allow the return of full social and economic activities in the state and by extension, the country