The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) is set to paralyze economic activities in the country.
The union is set to declare a one-day nationwide strike against the electricity tariff hike, ongoing fuel scarcity and current economic hardship Nigerians are facing under the Buhari’s administration.
NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government has failed in several fronts in its promises to Nigerians.
Commenting on the abuse of court order on the charge to government to return back to old electricity tariff, Wabba stated that government cannot arbitrarily disobey such orders without opposition from labour.
“The point must be made that obedience to the rule of law by all citizens but more particularly those who publicly take the oath of office to protect and preserve the Constitution is desideratum to good governance and respect for the rule of law. In a constitutional democratic society like ours, this is meant to be a norm.”
The union also said it will also protest against anti-labour laws about to be enacted by the Kaduna State governor, Ahmed El Rufai.
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, added that the teeming population of Nigerians “didn’t vote change for suffering.
“We didn’t vote change for agony; we didn’t vote change for tyranny. We fully endorse NLC resolutions for strike,” Falana said.
Both men spoke at the inauguration of the Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting of the NLC.