Staff of the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, on Friday shut down their offices at the Abuja headquarters to protest what some described as illegal deductions of their salaries by the management of the commission.
The CAC is the agency responsible for company registrations in Nigeria.
Lawyers who besieged the commission's office in the Maitama District of Abuja to incorporate new firms, conduct corporate searches and conduct other businesses left disappointed.
"The workers said they will not work until the management stops deducting their pay illegally," one lawyer said.
The spokesperson for the commission could not be reached for comments as he did not answer or return calls made to his telephone.