The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) recorded a poor outing in Oyo State in the nationwide strike action it declared today to protest the hike in petrol pump price.
Most workers in Ibadan were at their duty posts. Private sector workers were not part of the strike just as most state and federal civil servants resumed promptly at their desks this morning without harassment.
However, labour leaders and some activists managed to lead peaceful protests through the city. They took off from the NLC state Secretariat, Agodi and went through Beere to Molete. and came back through Dugbe to State Government Secretariat, Agodi.
As the train moved, the protesters displayed banners and placards condemning the price hike.
The city was far from shut down as the labour movement threatened last week. Vehicular movements were not hampered while markets, banks and private business operated freely.
Some teachers in public primary schools joined the strike as they sent pupils back home in the morning. But private schools, including a number of public schools, went on with the day’s activities.
NLC Chairman in Oyo State, Comrade Waheed Olojede, is yet to comment on the development.