On Wednesday, the Nigeria Labour Congress in Taraba State shut down government activities over the non-implementation of N30,000 minimum wage in the state.
Last week, the union had issued a seven-day ultimatum to the state government to implement the N30,000 national minimum wage or face strike.
But as the ultimatum expires on Wednesday, the union embarked on the indefinite strike in which it shut down government activities.
It was observed that government, schools, hospitals, state secretariat and other government offices across the 16 local government areas were shut.
The PUNCH reported that, The State Commissioner for information and Re-orientation, Danjuma Adamu, directed its correspondent to speak with the Head of Service, Suzy Nathan, whom he said, was saddled with the responsibility of negotiating with labour.
But when contacted, Nathan warned the correspondent not to jump into her schedule over the NLC strike.
As reported, she asked, "Are you supposed to just call me and ask me about the strike? Do you know my schedule," as Suzy angrily cut the call.
It was also gathered that the strike was suspended after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with labour for the implementation of the new minimum wage effective January 2020, while accumulated arrears would be paid in instalment before the end of January 2021.