PHOTOS: Workers stranded as NLC shuts Lagos secretariat

Many workers were stranded on Thursday as officials of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) shut down the Alausa secretariat in Lagos.

After sealing the main gate of the complex, the union members moved into the complex to ensure that offices were under lock and key.

Appeals of some workers to be allowed to pick things from their offices fell on deaf ears.

Ayuba Wabba, president of the NLC, had declared a nationwide strike after a meeting with the federal government ended in a deadlock.

The workers are demanding an upward review of the minimum wage from N18,000 to between N50,000 and 65,000.

Below are some pictures:

A labour bus parked in front of the secretariat

A civil servant pleading to be allowed to get his laptop

Lagos SSG’s office closed

Long queues of cars belonging to workers

An entrance to the secretariat on lockdown

Stranded workers seat in front of the secretariat