An intending Nigerian couple couldn’t get legally married on Thursday due to the nationwide warning strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress.

Their court wedding was scheduled to hold at Eti-Osa local government, Lagos State.

The groom who expressed his dissatisfaction in an interview with BBC News Pidgin said they’ve been begging officials to wed them.

The groom said his wife is devasted at the sad turn of events adding that the date had been fixed over a month again.

He said they got to the registry as early as 6.15am but they refused to allow them in.

Recall that the Accountant-General of the Federation, Alh Ahmed Idris, on Thursday called on the Nigerian Labour Congress to shelve it’s warning strike in order to allow the office complete the process of payment of salaries of civil servants.

He appealed to labour unions to shelve their strike in order to enable the office pay salaries to workers. Idris noted that while he had reported to duty on Thursday with members of staff of his office, they were denied access as the gates were shut.

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