Nigerian railway workers have begun a three-day warning strike, effectively shutting down rail services across the country.
The strike began on Thursday, and the Nigerian Railway Corporation’s passenger and cargo train services were halted (NRC).
Workers at Idu station in Abuja, the nation’s capital, protested by locking the station and displaying numerous signs.
Dissatisfied workers were also seen with placards at the Mobolaji Johnson Train Station in Ebute-Metta, Lagos, criticizing poor welfare and low pay.
Train service at the Professor Wole Soyinka railway station in Abeokuta, Ogun State’s capital, was also disrupted by the strike.
As workers left, the railway terminus was abandoned.
There were no passengers to be visible, and all tickets, luggage, and passenger lounge rooms were kept under lock and key.
The Nigerian Union of Railway Workers, which represents NRC staff, earlier on Wednesday threatened to disrupt train operations nationwide, including services on the popular Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Kaduna, and Warri-Itakpe lines.