Strike: NLC Threatens To Shut Down All Sectors As Gbajabiamila Begs For Time
In the wake of the planned protest/strike and lingering crises between the Federal Government and the Organized Labour regarding the hike in petrol pump price and electricity tariff, the Union has threatened to shut down all offices, banks, and airports on Monday (today).
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had jointly agreed to embark on a nationwide strike and protest commencing on Monday (today) to compel the Federal Government to reverse its decisions on the hike.
According to NLC Vice President Amaechi Asogwuni, during a press conference on Sunday, "there will be no airport operating in Nigeria; the banks are not expected to function, so no business owner should put himself in danger, because Nigerian workers have made this decision.
Mr. Asogwu also stated that the constitution had given them the right to protest and withdraw their services in times like this.
He insisted that the Federal Government failed in its duty by not engaging the Organized Labour and stakeholders in their discussion.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives' Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has been in constant negotiations with the Labour. He, however, pleaded the Union to give a little time more for everything to be sorted out.