‘Be Grateful To Us For Our Patience, Your Policies Are Displacing Nigerians’ -NLC To Presidency

Date: 14-11-2023 9:11 pm (7 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday, reacted to the claim by the presidency that its nationwide strike is intended to blackmail the Federal Government.

Recall that the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) planned today’s strike to protest the brutality faced by Joe Ajaero, NLC’s President in Imo state.

Also, on November 5, the National Industrial Court in Owerri, Imo’s capital, issued a restraining order to prevent the Organised Labour from embarking on the November 14 strike.

The Federal Government also secured an order stopping the unions and their affiliates from embarking on the strike.

However, on Monday, Festus Osifo, TUC’s President , said the Unions would continue with the planned industrial action despite the court order.

Reacting, Bayo Onanuga, presidential aide, described the decision of the unions to embark on strike as “an ego-tripping move” and “clearly unwarranted.”

He accused the unions of trying to “blackmail the government” and “punish a whole country of over 200 million people over a personal matter”

Information Nigeria understands that there was partial compliance with the strike in many government offices on Tuesday.

Moreso, Benson Upah, media head of NLC, said the declaration of strike was not initiated to “blackmail” the government.

Upah said Union has no reason to “blackmail” the government, adding that the strike is not a “personal matter” as “mischievously” stated by Onanuga.

“Blackmail the government over what? A bribe or a favour organised labour asked for and did not get it or what?” Upah queried .

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“If Onanuga was not suffering from selective amnesia, he ought to have known that this government should remain grateful to the organised labour for its uncommon patience with a government that clearly was not prepared for the consequences of its fundamentalist market policies of massive currency devaluation and ‘subsidy’ removal, which imposed on Nigerians social violence, upheaval, dislocation, displacement, or punishment they never before experienced.

“Onanuga, similarly ought to have known that organised labour, by not opting for a strike as a first option, acted as a bulwark against the rage of Nigerians thereby saving this government from itself.

“Organised labour is not unaware of the misdirected anger of Nigerians for not going for the jugular of this government for justifiable reasons: inflation moved from 19% to 29%; exchange rate from N400 to N1,300; and pump price of PMS from N187 to N700, in the first five months of this government!”
he added.

The NLC spokesperson further faulted the police’s investigation of the incident that happened to the president of the congress in Imo when the federal government had “already found Ajaero guilty.”

“So the police will now be the judge, jury, and jailer in their own case? What a country we run! Secondly, what per chance, will the police be investigating when the government, by the admission of Onanuga, has already found Ajaero guilty, arrested him, convicted him, and punished him through torture for “planning to incite the workers in Imo State into a needless strike.

“We concerned Nigerians are not interested in a charade. We demand an honest and thorough investigation by competent and independent professionals (with free and unfettered access to information, people, and materials) from within and outside the country. Comrade Joe Ajaero holds offices on the international circuit,”
he stated.

Posted: at 14-11-2023 09:11 PM (7 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 14-11-2023 10:47 PM (7 months ago)
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Fool!! As if he dey represent the market women or wine tapper!! are representing ur gang of losers!!! who work for same government!! do u care for bricklayer  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 14-11-2023 10:47 PM (7 months ago) | Grande Master
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- Benti247 at 15-11-2023 03:18 AM (7 months ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 14-11-2023 10:47 PM
Fool!! As if he dey represent the market women or wine tapper!! are representing ur gang of losers!!! who work for same government!! do u care for bricklayer  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

YOU AND BASTARD ONANUGA ARE THE FOOLS.
Posted: at 15-11-2023 03:18 AM (7 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Official15 at 15-11-2023 04:03 AM (7 months ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 14-11-2023 10:47 PM
Fool!! As if he dey represent the market women or wine tapper!! are representing ur gang of losers!!! who work for same government!! do u care for bricklayer  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
senseless fool
Posted: at 15-11-2023 04:03 AM (7 months ago) | Newbie
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- Makodama at 15-11-2023 07:05 AM (7 months ago)
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How can an entire nation be going on strike because of the partisan activities carried out by one midget known as Ajaero in Imo state?Let them tell us that the strike is for fuel subsidy removal,or for the skyrocketting inflation,or for the delay in the distribution of palliative and implementation of a new minimum wage.These points are reasonable.But going on strike because one LP "agent" attempted to distort the electoral process in Imo state after knowing for a fact that the party will not win the election is totally uncalled for.The entire Nigerians are not all supporters and sympathizers of the LP,we cannot sacrifice our already dwindling comfort for the failed personal political ambition of one midget known as Ajaero.

Posted: at 15-11-2023 07:05 AM (7 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Panaki at 15-11-2023 03:30 PM (7 months ago)
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Why would the government allow NLC to be hijacked by Labour Party.
This midget called Ajaero is out to wage war against anything APC and Nyesom Wike.
He's a plain politician and very bitter towards the loss of Peter Obi in the last election.
You went to Imo State despite being warned to stay away.
Then you got what you asked for by coming back with a bloody nose.
Does that warrant a nationwide strike? I'm sure if you wife forgot to add salt to her stew. Then you'll call for a strike.
You're just hell bent in making Nigeria ungovernable for Tinubu.
Watch your back.
Posted: at 15-11-2023 03:30 PM (7 months ago) | Upcoming
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