Chris Ngige: “Go on strike and be liable to 6 months in jail”


Minister of Labor, Chris Ngige, says according to the laws of the land, anyone participating in an illegal strike is liable to a N100k fine or six months jail term. ‎He said this while speaking with newsmen at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja yesterday May 18th. He said:

“If you embark on a strike that is illegal, if you don’t give 15 days notice especially if you are a member of essential service, you will be liable to a fine of N100, 000 or six months in jail. If we invoke it now they will say this is a ruthless government but they(labor) are going outside the law.

This is a change government and we want to bring everybody on board into a peace and orderly process”.


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