LAGOS, 10 April 2021 – The Nigerian economy is in danger of being paralyzed with workers in many vital sectors contemplating or actively pursuing strikes.
On Tuesday, workers in the court system, lecturers at polytechnics, and some civil servants all started industrial action.
Some doctors have continued the strike which is demanding better benefits for the increased risk of working on the frontlines during a pandemic.
Members of the judiciary are seeking financial autonomy for the courts and demanding unpaid salaries.
The strikes are unfolding while President Muhammadu Buhari is out of the country for a medical check-up.
The economy is growing sluggishly out of a recession, with inflation still very high.