The Stand Up Nigeria (SUN), a coalition of 50 civil society organizations has commended Nigerian workers for shunning the strike being called by a faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), describing it as needless and self-serving.
According to the National Coordinator of (SUN), Comrade Philip Agbese while reacting to the outcome of the meeting between the federal government and Labour, it is obvious that patriotic Nigerians have resolved to support the current administration’s deregulation policy. He lauded the Joe Ajaero-led faction of the NLC for standing on the side of the people.
He accused the Ayuba Wabba faction of not doing anything to protect workers rights, saying “workers are being owed several months salaries and the NLC did not go on strike.”
Agbese said it was high time fuel subsidy was removed and the government did the right thing by removing it.
He noted that the N1.2 trillion paid out as subsidy in the 2015 budget would have built more infrastructure and created jobs.
“As I speak, we have received the casket that signifies the final death of “subsidy” which has been used to milk the resources of this country by a certain minute minority and it shall be formally interned by 2pm today in the full glare of the Nigerian media for all to see that this epidemic will never visit us again in the nearest future,” Agbese said.