Kaduna Workers Set For NLC Shut Down
The Kaduna State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have expressed its readiness to support its mother body in the plan to embark on a nationwide strike this Wednesday to protest the federal government’s increase in the pump price of premium motor spirit from N86 and N86.50k to N145 per litre.
Addressing journalists shortly after an emergency meeting in Kaduna, the state Labour chairman, Adamu Ango, described the action of the federal government as harsh to the existence of the poor Nigerians.
He said the planned strike is not to disrupt president Buhari’s administration but to seek for redress, adding that the unilateral increase in prices of petroleum products by government represents the height of insensitivity and impunity, and shall be resisted by the Nigeria Labour Congress and its civil society allies.
Ango, however, called on workers in the state to remain at home on Wednesday until the federal government and the organized labour reach an agreement.
The state TUC chairman, Shehu Mohammed, in a remark said organized labour were not part of the decision taken by the federal government in the increase of the fuel pump price, adding that the increase will affect the performance and output of the Nigerian worker and the nation’s economy.
He also called on all Nigerians to support the labour organization in its struggle to fight for the right of the common man.
On his part, the former NLC vice president, Isa Aremu, said the organized labour have hope in the present administration, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to see it as a matter of urgency as it affects the generality of Nigerians.