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You are not the only voice of Nigerians, wait till 2027- Tinubu to NLC



President Bola Tinubu on Thursday insisted that it is unacceptable for Labour Unions to call for a strike within the first nine months of an administration.

Tinubu, who spoke at the Lagos Red Line launching, emphasized that the Organised Labour does not represent the sole opinion of the Nigerian people.

According to him if Labour Unions want to participate in the election, it should wait till 2027.

“Allow me to throw a jab here, the Labour Unions should understand that no matter how much we cling to our freedom and rights, we cannot form a strike within nine months of an administration, it is unacceptable,” he said.

“If you want to participate in the electoral process, wait until 2027 if not maintain peace. They are not the only voice of Nigeria.”

It was reported that the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress had, on February 8, issued a 14-day nationwide strike notice to the Federal Government of Nigeria over the failure to implement the agreements reached on October 2 following the removal of fuel subsidy.

However, as Nigerians continued to deal with economic hardship, the union decided to embark on a two-day nationwide protest to press home their demands.

Despite a security advisory by the Department of State Services, DSS, the union kick-started the protest on Monday in many cities across Nigeria.

However, the National Executive Council of the NLC, suspended its nationwide protest for day two on Tuesday, after reviewing the initial day as highly impactful.

Bolaji Farinloye

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