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Nigeria Labour Congress Considers Indefinite Strike If Government Fails To Address Demands

The NLC said it was not unmindful of the actions of detractors and fifth columnists, but would remain more committed in the defense of Nigerian workers.

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it would deploy the same energy used for its two-day warning strike to implement an indefinite strike if the federal government fails to address its demands.

The labour movement had earlier given the federal government 21 days ultimatum to resolve the dispute over palliatives to cushion the impact of fuel price hike or face total and indefinite strike.

However, in a statement issued on Wednesday, to mark an end to the two-day warning strike, NLC President, Joe Ajaero, said the workers have made significant strides in achieving the goals set during the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, which prompted the initiation of the warning strike.

He urged the workers to return to their respective duty posts today, in accordance with the initial plan.

While commending Nigerians for their invaluable contributions and steadfast dedication to the cause, Ajaero vowed that, the, “NLC will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the voice of the people is heard and that our country moves in the right direction.”

In the statement NLC said: “As we mark the end of the two-day nationwide warning strike today, at the stroke of midnight, we earnestly call upon you all to gracefully conclude the strike and return to work tomorrow, in accordance with our initial agreement.

“We would like to take this moment to express our profound appreciation for your unwavering determination and dedication, which played a pivotal role in the resounding success of this action.

“Your contributions during this warning strike exemplify your unwavering commitment to our shared cause.

“In the event that the government fails to provide the appropriate responses to our demands, we encourage you to maintain your steadfast resolve. The same passion and determination that fueled this warning strike will be crucial if we find ourselves compelled to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike.”

The NLC said it was not unmindful of the actions of detractors and fifth columnists, but would remain undaunted and more committed to the defense of Nigerian workers and people at any given time.

Onyebuchi Ezigbo

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