In response to the statewide walkout called for by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Osogbo, Osun public school students were dismissed on Tuesday.

After returning to their several schools in town around nine in the morning, the students went back home.

On a tour of many citywide schools, teachers were seen in their different offices after the students had been dismissed.


Among the institutions visited were Adenle Grammar School in the Ayetoro Area of Osogbo, Saint James Grammar School, and Fakunle High School in Osogbo.

While several teachers met under a tree for discussions, children were leaving the school grounds at CAC Grammar School, Gbodofon, Osogbo, leaving the door unlocked.

Every instructor contacted declined to provide a statement for the record.

Nevertheless, a small number of people who spoke on the condition of anonymity claimed that after returning to work, labor officials had told them that the strike had started.

Similar to this, just a few banks in Osogbo were available for business, while others were reluctant to take in new clients. Several banks outright refused to accept any business at all.

The state secretariat in Abere had few employees coming and going, and the majority of the offices were empty.

The strike hasn’t started yet, according to a secretariat employee who spoke to NAN on the condition of anonymity. If this strike were similar to previous national strikes, the secretariat’s gates would have been blocked by NLC members and other labor unions.

Security guards were visible at the secretariat gate and in a few other key spots throughout Osogbo.

The strike is in accordance with the direction from the NLC and TUC headquarters, according to Mrs. Modupeola Oyedele, the caretaker chairperson of the NLC for Osun State.

According to Oyedele, their members had been told not to go to work and that there would be no protests in the streets.

“We are not doing street protests with the strike. The instruction is for workers to abstain from work, and we are complying.

“Public schools have sent back their students in compliance with the strike.

“Many sent their students back this morning because the strike directive came late last night, so that is why students were turned back after getting to school.

“We are ensuring that there is compliance as our officials are at the state secretariat to ensure workers do not resume in their offices,” she said.

Remember that on Monday night, labor unions ordered their affiliates and members to stop providing services effective Tuesday (today). The government views this as unlawful.