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The organized labour union under the umbrella of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress, has resolved to go ahead with planned indefinite strike nationwide, over fuel hike starting from tomorrow.

The workers’ action, Fellow Press gathered, will commence from midnight today. It was the resolution of the union after the meeting of National Executive Council held at NLC headquarters in Abuja.

It described the court ruling as a black market injunction and urged its members and members of the civil society organizations not to succumb to threats in some quarters.

The state chairman of the NLC, Emmanuel Ademokun, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Benin City.

Ademokun said, “That order was a black market injunction and we are not going to abide by it.

“The strike will commence on Wednesday.

“As regard the Industrial court, we have never respected the order. The court restrained us from using the stadium. Oshiomhole was then the leader. We are going ahead to implement the strike and a directive has already been given from the national headquarters that the strike commences on Wednesday. There is no going back,” he stated.

In a related development, the factional NLC, led by the General Secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees, Joe Ajaero, may not join the strike, Vanguard reports.

He had hinted yesterday that his leadership was not favourably disposed to embarking on the strike.

As at the time of filing this report, the leadership of the NLC and the TUC were yet to turn up for continuation of the meeting which was adjourned earlier.