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What Gbajabiamila told Labour on strike



Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has pleaded with the organised labour to shelve it planned strike tomorrow stressing that it would not be in the interest of Nigerians.

In his opening remarks during a meeting he held with Labour Sunday , Gbajabiamila said labour should give government one or two weeks to further deliberate on their demands and possibly find a way out.

“We can’t do this, we can’t go on strike, we should think of the consequences, the people will suffer the more, let us mediate and see.

“We need to be flexible on this matter, our worry is the outcome, what are we going to achieve at the end, rarely do governments globally reverse policy decisions.

“We appeal to you to tarry a while even if it is a week or two. We are expecting the 2021 budget soon and parliatives have been provided in it to cushion the effects of these policies, we can achieve more with a little patience”, the Speaker said.

While appreciating labour for being the watchdog of government, the Speaker said “we have to restrategise, we share your plights, we understand what Nigerians are going through.”

Earlier in his remarks, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wanna reinstated labour ‘s stand that the new government policies especially the increase in fuel price and hike in electricity tariff are anti – people.

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