Many wanted labour’s strike as revenge for 2012 Occupy Nigeria protests— Presidency


Strike, Femmi Adesina
President Muhammadu Buhari

The Presidency has said detractors were going to use the strike suspended by Organised Labour to take revenge over the 2012 Occupy Nigeria protests, which forced the administration of then-President Goodluck Jonathan to U-turn on subsidy.

This and many more claims were made in a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Sunday.

Vanguard had reported that following extensive negotiations, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, called off the nationwide strike that was to begin last Monday, September 28, over hike in fuel pump price and electricity tariff.

Reacting to perceived criticism of labour for suspending the strike, Adesina said organised labour acted sensibly, while he mocked some Nigerians who “have been dolorous, disgruntled, and disconsolate”.

The statement read: “Since Organised Labour toed the path of sense and sensibility last week, seeing reason with the imperatives…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper