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Abuja-Kaduna Train workers join strike

Workers at Abuja-Kaduna Train Services (AKTS) have joined the ongoing nationwide strike.

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had announced on Friday that it will commence nationwide strike on Monday.

There was no train movement from either Idu (Abuja) or Rigasa (Kaduna).

The chairman of Abuja Union of Abuja-Kaduna Train Services (AKTS), Comrade Yusuf Kazeem said no train moved in or out of Abuja today.

Kazeem said: “There is total compliance throughout the system as there is no train movement.

“Passengers were not stranded because we sent a message to inform them that there would be no train service.

“Also, most of our tickets are sold online and the portal was not opened for passengers to buy tickets which was an indication that we were not available for service.

“Some passengers called to complain about their inability to buy tickets and we used the opportunity to inform them that we would be embarking on strike, so passengers did not bother to come to the station.”

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He added that workers of AKTS also boycotted work on Monday.

“Our staff too did not come to work because they are aware of the strike,” he said.

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