• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Senate Moves To Avert Intending Strike By NLC

The Senate has Mandated its Leadership to interface between the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Federal Government Government in order to avert the intending strike by the NLC.

This is a single prayer of a motion by senator Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila representing Kano south.

Presenting his submission before the Senate session this Monday senator Kawu Sumaila noted that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had given the Federal Government a seven-day ultimatum to reverse what the union termed as “anti-poor policies or face an indefinite nationwide strike from Wednesday 2nd August, 2025.

He said Government was being accused of failing to meet up with the demands it presented following the removal of the subsidy on petrol, which caused an astronomical rise in the pump price of the commodity.

The law maker explained that the strike would cripple the country as movement would be severely curtailed as commercial transport operators would withdraw their services, while markets, schools and healthcare facilities would also be closed down.

He Further argued that the strike threat by the NLC, if not averted, could plunge Nigeria into deeper economic woes, dislocate businesses, hunger, frustration, more hardship that would lead to unquantified financial losses and reduce Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP);

Further aware that NLC strike is also a bad reputation for the Nigerian economy and the educational system because it portrays the country in a bad light.

Bashir M.