NLC repudiates Gbajabiamila”s intervention commences strike over fuel electricity increases
Aviation, banks and others expected to join strike action
Urges Nigerians to resist increases and join the protest
Organised labour has repudiated the intervention of the House of Representatives on Sunday insisting on its strike action over increases in fuel and electricity prices.
The NLC and the Trade Union Congress had jointly declared their readiness to embark on a nationwide strike to force the Federal Government to reverse the hikes in fuel and electricity prices.
The workers, action which commences on Monday will continue until their demands are met.
Speaking to the media on Sunday, the Deputy Vice President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Amaechi Asogwuni, said, “No airport will be in operation in Nigeria; banks are not expected to function, so no business owners should risk himself for Nigerian,workers have taken that decision.”
speaking further he said the workers are withdrawing akl services;” we have the right to do so because protests are our constitutional right. I believe we will enforce it; schools shall remain closed until this action ends, ” he said.
The labour leader called on Nigerians Nigerians to join the protest. “We must ensure that all sectors remained shut as a voice to the government to respond to the cry of Nigerians.
“On the issue of PMS, what was expected of government was to engage its socio-partners which include labour as a stakeholder.
The government did not do that at a time it ought to; it failed in its duty to engage labour before time.
On the issue of electricity, government had earlier had an interaction with labour in Kano and we discouraged it from proceeding.
It was a big shock that it still went ahead to dare Nigerians; people depend on power and you cannot wake up over night and strengthen suffering.
We resist it and call on Nigrians to join, because in democracy it is our voice that makes the difference,” he said.