Abia Senator, Orji Uzor Kalu has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its proposed nationwide strike.
Kalu made the call in a statement on Sunday via his social media handle in which he said the current difficulty is affecting all Nigerians including both the rich and the poor.
According to him, even President Bola Tinubu is aware of the current hardship in the country and any plan by the NLC to proceed with its planned strike action would ridicule the economy.
Kalu added that the federal government is working hard to revive the economy and the NLC should exercise some patience and allow the new government to work.
“I sincerely appeal to the Nigerian Labour Congress( NLC) not to ridicule the economy with their proposed strike. It is a difficult time for all Nigerians, both the rich and the poor. I am an employer of labour and I know that things are difficult. Even the President knows that things are difficult. I implore the NLC to give the new government some time. The government is working hard to revive the economy and the NLC should not further destroy the economy by going on strike. Let’s please exercise some patience with the new government,” he said in the video posted on his time line.
Goldennewsng recalls the NLC had announced plans to proceed on a nationwide strike on August 2, 2023. The labour union had said the strike is their way of rescuing Nigerians from the shackles of the government’s ‘poor policies.’