Commercial activities were on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023, paralysed in Benin, the Edo State capital, following an enforcement of the two days nationwide warning strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Commercial banks, companies like Guinness, 7Up bottling plant, the Central Park in Benin City, government offices including hospitals and other facilities were shut down by the protesting NLC members who were led by the State Chairman, Comrade Odion Olaye.
Speaking to journalists, Olaye said: “You can see things for yourself. We are in the state high court and we have shut it down.
“The State Secretariat has been shut down, Central Hospital, Coca cola, Guinness, 7Up.
“In fact all government parastatals have been shut down including the transport sector. They are in compliance”.