Strike: We’ re Struggling for the Betterment of Nigerian Workers, Citizens – Ondo NLC

By Dupson Collins, 6th September, 2023

The Leadership of the Ondo State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared that the two days warning strike by the Union is a struggling for the betterment of Nigerian Workers and its citizens.

Speaking with journalists at the State Secretariat of the Union in Akure, the State Chairperson of NLC, Comrade Victor Oladele Amoko said the warning strike became necessary following the Federal Government insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians with the removal of fuel subsidy.

” The warning strike is the directive from the national body of the union which every state of the federation must compliance with. We have no issue with Governor Akeredolu but the hardship caused by the removal of fuel subsidy and federal government insensitivity to the plight of workers and over 200 millions Nigeria led to the warning strike”.

He said the removal of fuel subsidy by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu led administration has increased cost of living, saying lives have become unbearable not only for workers but the entire citizenry.

Amoko added that the labour movement should be commended for leading the struggle for a better Nigeria, saying NLC has become the voice of Nigerians in demanding for a better governance.

Comrade Amoko said his team move around to monitor the compliance of its workers in regard to the warning strike, saying only affiliated unions members who disobey the directive were prevented from entering their offices.

His words: ” Members can not be attacking selves on issues that concerns everyone saying his team while monitoring level of compliance did shut doors that were not locked as directed”.

“We were following instructions to move round and monitor compliance. We know that our members opens and closes gates and if a gate is open, then such gates were shut. Someone cannot claim our members, we all know where we belong”, he added.

He further said the union has no issue with the State Government and the Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele saying they were only carrying out the directive of the National Body of NLC.

According to him, the state chapter is not working in isolation but in accordance with national directives thus, as an entity it has no issue with the state government or the Head of Service.

The Chairperson said the cordial relationship between NLC and the state government remain intact and would continue as the two days strike has nothing to do with the state government.

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