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Indefinite strike: We’ve exhausted all tools – TUC insists on shutting down economy

The Trade Union Congress, TUC, on Wednesday, insisted that there was no going back on the proposed indefinite strike by the organizer labour.

News360 Info reports that TUC and the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Tuesday, said the country’s economy would be shut down from October 3 to further press for its demands from the Federal Government.

The organized labour is asking the government to put up measures that would ameliorate the hardship occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy.

The unions have had a series of meetings with the government but they ended in deadlock.

Speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday, TUC President, Festus Osifo said the strike is the last resort, insisting that the organized labour had exhausted other means of pressing for its demands.

According to Osifo, President Bola Tinubu has had enough time to come up with palliatives that would cushion the effect of the subsidy removal.


He said, “Strike is always our last resort and that is why we embarked on this long journey. It was about four months ago that the fuel subsidy was removed.

For any government that’s concerned about the plight of the people, four months is sufficient time for them to have designed a framework for the way forward.

So for the House of Representatives that said we should be patient, we have earlier met with the Senate President who promised us that he was going to meet with the President and get back to us in one week but up till now, we have not heard from him.

We have exhausted all the tools we have and that is why we are deploring the last option.”




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