The All Progressive Congress Volunteers (APC Volunteers) has advised organised labour and Trade Union against embarking on nationwide industrial action on Monday, September 28.
The advised was contained in a press released issued by the deputy national coordinator of the group in Abuja, Amb. Walsh Oluwafemi on Saturday.
Oluwafemi explained that any plan to down tools nationwide, will worsen the already degenerating economic situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“On the call for national strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), APC volunteers believes that the labour unions should have a rethink on the call for strike action, noting that any strike action will worsen the currently degenerating economic situation of the country brought by the COVID-19 pandemic”.
“While expressing concern over the call for national strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Amb. Oluwafemi noted that removal of fuel subsidy that had been rife with corruption and stalling investment by this current government is what every patriotic Nigerian must support.
Subsidy removal will at least have two major advantages, killing one major form of corruption and also encouraging investors to put their money in the sector. These at the end of the day, will witness more refineries built in Nigeria, provide job opportunities for our teeming unemployed youths, and would translate to a source of income for more projects development, in healthcare, transportation, housing, and many more sectors in the country, he said.
The meeting between the Federal Government and the Organised Labour over the hike in fuel price and electricity tariff has been postponed until Monday, September 28.
Labour unions had fixed the same day to commence a nationwide strike.