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Oyo NLC Pickets MTN Offices



The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Oyo State chapter yesterday sealed off offices belonging to telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria Limited across Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The state NLC chairman, Comrade Waheed Olojede, executives and some members of the union marched to seal the offices for their alleged anti -labour policies which include their refusal to allow employees join labour unions. They also alleged that some of their workers were injured during the protest. Olojede, however, told journalists that the 3-day closure was a warning to the conglomerate to allow the commencement of dialogue to fashion out modalities and rules of engagement.

He added that until the company decides to toe the path of decency and allow better labour relations among employees, the offices will remain closed even across the country. The labour leader also noted that other telecom companies will be treated the same way , saying the NLC decided to start with MTN because it is the largest in the country. Meanwhile, the organisation in a terse statement signed by its Corporate Relations Executive, Tobechukwu Okigbo explained that the protest by NLC where officials picketed their offices across the country was needless.