Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, Senator for Abia North, has urged organized labor to put off the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)-called statewide strike.
Labour Nationwide Strike: On his verified Twitter profile on Sunday, Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, encouraged Labour Unions to allow President Bola Tinubu’s administration time to deliver.
The Nation reports that NLC had advised citizens to stock their homes with food items and other essential things ahead of the commencement of its seven-day strike.
Organised labour is pressing ahead with the strike after its negotiation with the federal government on how to deal with the effects of the fuel subsidy removal broke down.
Reacting, Kalu said:
“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.