The Benin Airport was deserted as activities were grounded to a halt with scores of commuters stranded as a result of the nationwide strike called by the leadership of the organized labour.
The organized labour had directed all its chapters across the country and affiliates to begin an indefinite warning strike in order to ensure the implementation of the national minimum wage on the part of the Federal Government.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the strike caused gridlock within the axis of the Airport Road as motorists had a hectic time trying to negotiate the area.
The Chairman of the Edo Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Emmanuel Ademokun confirmed the utmost compliance by the members of the body in the state.
He told NAN that he and his team were going round to ensure total compliance with the stay-at-home directive of the NLC.
He said, “We want to ensure that workers in the state comply with the directive of the NLC on industrial action.
“We are not just sitting, but going around to monitor things ourselves.
“I am quite satisfied with what I have seen so far and this will continue until there is a directive from the national secretariat”.