Politics Planned Strike: Nigeria's Labour Union Leaders Have Been Compromised - CNPP



The planned strike by Nigeria's labour unions over the recent fuel price hike won't last for 3 days, the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has asserted.

In a joint statement signed by its National Chairman, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, and the Secretary-General, Chief Willy Ezugwu, CNPP said the labour unions were using the strike as a ploy to scuttle genuine actions against the increment in pump price as they did in 2012.

“We have it on good authority that the labour leaders have been compromised," CNPP said.

“What the labour unions are doing now by calling for a strike was what they did in 2012 during the Occupy Nigeria protests in response to similar increase in the pump price of petrol under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

“The labour unions later scuttled the action by purportedly entering into an agreement with the then government on behalf of Nigerians and ended up fixing the pump price of petrol at N97.00 per litre.

‘‘Recall that the labour leaders were at a meeting, where the decision to inflict more and more pains on the already impoverished Nigerian people by increasing the pump price was taken and never protested against it. Why the sudden U-turn by the same labour leaders?”

It however said the current hardship Nigerians are going through is unacceptable.



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