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20 Feb 2020 | 06:07 AM UTC

Nigeria: Union threatens to strike in Adamawa February 25

Labor Union threatens to strike in Adamawa over minimum wage February 25; associated protests possible

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Event

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) announced on Wednesday, February 19, that it would start an indefinite public sector strike and hold related protests in Adamawa beginning Tuesday, February 25, if their salary demands are rejected by the state government. According to media sources, the NLC has given the state government until Tuesday evening (local time) to reach an agreement on the implementation of an increased minimum wage.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in protest affected areas, as well as a decrease in federal and state government services.

Advice

Individuals in Adamawa are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.

The security environment in Nigeria is complex and is particularly challenging in the northeast and extreme south of the country due to the presence of armed groups, high crime rates, and the risk of kidnapping. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel to such areas.