The nationwide industrial action declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC, has met with partial compliance in Kwara State.
Public schools in the State capital, Ilorin were under lock as pupils and students were sent back home.
Courts visited were shut, disrupting scheduled proceedings while people with litigations were seen loitering.
However, some private schools visited were seen going about their usual activities.
Commercial banks, Electricity providers and transporters also shunned the strike as transactions were going unhindered.
The roads are also busy as residents go about their daily businesses.
At the State Ministries and Agencies, workers were sighted within the premises.
A civil servant, Mr Abdulmalik Adebayo who called on labour leaders to call off the strike, said the action was coming at a wrong time.
“With the inflation in the country, high cost of food, transportation and and living generally, things are difficult already. Now adding strike to it, if there is no fuel in Nigeria now it will worse. So I don’t think that this is the right time”, he said.
In a reaction, the TUC State Chairman, Comrade Joseph Tunde explained that the strike is not just a reaction to the mishandling of the NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero, but also to make Government honour the agreement reached with Labour on wage award, as some State Governments are yet to pay their workers.
Civil Servants On Skeletal Services at MDAs In Kebbi State.
Despite the directive given by the Organised Labour Union in Kebbi State for its members to withdraw their services, their is a skeletal services operation in Ministries and Parastatals.
Radio Nigeria Correapondent in Kebbi State, Abdullahi Tukur, who monitored the strike action, reports that, civil servants at the management level were in their offices at Ministries and Parastatals while some junior staff were also in the office.
He reported that, the private sector has not withrawn their services as banks are operating as well as markets.
Radio Nigeria also reports that, the leadership of the Organised Labour Union in the state, expressed satisfaction with the compliance by the civil servants.
The State Council Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Umar Alhassan, told Radio Nigeria that, the union was satisfied with the level of compliance of the strike by the civil servants.
He said, it is a nationwide strike embarked by the national union and Kebbi State complied.