NLC To Begin Two-day Nationwide Warning Strike Tuesday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its 52 affiliate unions have taken a strong stance against the ongoing hardships faced by the people of Nigeria. In response to what they perceive as “deliberate neglect” by the Federal Government and a lack of engagement on critical issues such as the rising fuel prices, they have announced a two-day nationwide warning strike scheduled for Tuesday, September 5, and Wednesday, September 6.

The NLC, under the leadership of President Joe Ajaero, has expressed deep concern over the “excruciating mass suffering” experienced by Nigerians. They believe that the government has failed to adequately address the consequences of the recent hike in fuel prices, which has had a significant impact on both workers and the general population.

This warning strike is seen as a call to action, a way for the labor unions to draw attention to the plight of the people and to demand a meaningful response from the government. However, it is crucial to note that the strike is not an indefinite shutdown at this point; it is intended to serve as a wake-up call for the government to engage in meaningful dialogue with labor unions and address the pressing issues at hand.

The NLC has made it clear that if the government does not take decisive steps to alleviate the suffering of Nigerians and engage in constructive dialogue with the labor unions, an indefinite nationwide shutdown could follow. This situation underscores the gravity of the concerns raised by the labor unions and highlights the urgency for the government to take action to address the economic challenges faced by its citizens.