The National President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, stated that the proposed nationwide strike cannot exacerbate the current situation, which is already dire.
During an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today,’ Ajaero emphasized that the proposed strike was not initiated by the Labour Union but by ordinary Nigerians who are experiencing the harsh realities of the hardship.
When asked about concerns that the strike could worsen the situation since the removal of subsidy, Ajaero responded, “It cannot be worse than it is today. The impact we are talking about, is it on commodities or on the people? What we are resisting and fighting against is the adverse impact on the people, which is already too much. In our state, the value of the naira has eroded, the economy is suffering, essential food items are scarce, and transportation has become difficult. So, how could the situation get worse?”
He further explained that the strike is an effort to rescue Nigeria and prompt the government to show empathy towards its citizens, enabling them to survive in these challenging times.
When asked about the extent of the strike, Ajaero clarified that it is not solely organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress but rather a movement driven by Nigerians from various sectors. Market women, farmers, and others have been urging the Labour Union to convey their grievances to the government.
The protest will encompass all the issues raised by concerned Nigerians, with citizens from different walks of life participating. Ajaero pointed out that the policy of using the little money allocated for palliatives to finance the National Assembly while people are suffering is severely impacting the Nigerian population.
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