In compliance with the directive of the Nigeria Labour Congress, asking their members to embark on industrial action, some public schools in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Tuesday, shut down operations.
The students who had resumed at their various schools in the town were seen around 9 a.m. returning home.
However, some teachers were observed in their various offices after the students had been sent home in some schools in the town.
Some teachers who spoke on condition of anonymity said they had resumed work only to be told of the commencement of strike by labour leaders.
A male teacher said, “We can’t hold back the students when the labour leaders came around and asked us to shut down operations. The students have been released but many teachers are still around the premises.”
When contacted, Osun NLC acting chairperson, Modupe Oyedele, said workers in the state complied fully with the strike directive.
She said, “Workers in Osun complied fully. Osun is in full compliance with the strike directive.”