The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said its strike scheduled to commence in seven days is aimed at liberating Nigerians from the shackles of government policies which have caused citizens pain.
This followed an earlier seven-day ultimatum by the NLC to President Bola Tinubu’s administration to reverse “all anti-poor” policies, including the hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), known as petrol.
Moments later, the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, during a televised interview noted that the union was still analysing the situation with the possibility that the government policy could further plague already dire conditions.
The NLC president argues that the imminent industrial action is to reduce the impact the government’s policies have had on the people at large.
According to a communiqué at the end of its Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting held on Tuesday, the NLC threatened to embark on a total and indefinite strike starting Wednesday, August 2, 2023, should the Federal Government fail to do the needful.