The decision to proceed with the strike was a response to what the unions perceive as the Federal Government’s lack of commitment to addressing their demands following the removal of fuel subsidies.
Ajaero, in his address, criticized the government for its perceived reluctance to engage in constructive dialogue during the 21-day ultimatum and the two-day nationwide warning strike held on September 5th and 6th, 2023.
Both the NLC and TUC’s National Executive Councils (NEC) have condemned the government’s handling of the petrol price hike and its impact on the citizens. They emphasized the urgent need for remedial action to alleviate the suffering and deprivation experienced by Nigerians.
Ajaero accused the government of abandoning its responsibility and failing to take necessary steps to mitigate the hardship caused by the petrol price hike. He also claimed that the government had hindered peaceful dialogue with organized labor.
As part of the strike, workers across Nigeria have been directed to withdraw their services starting from October 3rd. Additionally, affiliates and state councils have been urged to organize street protests and rallies until the government positively responds to their demands.
The unions have called on all patriotic Nigerians to join in their efforts to prioritize the welfare of the people in government policies and programs. This strike action is expected to have significant implications for various sectors across Nigeria, and its outcome remains uncertain as negotiations between the unions and the government continue.