Following the refusal of Federal Government to accede to the demands of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the congress has announced that it will go on a Nationwide indefinite strike.
The strike was officially announced on Friday by Benson Upah, the NLC’s Director of Information and Public Affairs.
The union, which had started a two-day strike, stated that the Federal Government’s failure to accept the unions’ demands during the 14-day deadline that had passed today was the reason for the decision.
Upah stated in a statement to the Whistler that none of their demands had been satisfied and that the strike “can begin at any time now.”
Upah said, “The FG has put nothing to the table, There is no agreement from all the resolutions that are mutually signed. The government is not prepared.
“The National Executive Council (NEC) communique is emphatic about when the ultimatum will end, but not precise about when the strike will commence. It could start a few minutes, one hour, three days from when the ultimatum ends.
“This is for us to mobilize our actions, and that is the window the NEC communique gave us.
“This is the first government to remove fuel subsidy and is very confused on actions to take.”
He added that it will be challenging to disobey this time around, unlike the two-day warning strike where compliance was not carefully observed.
When questioned about the measures that would be taken to guarantee strict compliance, Upah responded, “Do you know of any good general who revealed his plans in the public before he strikes? We are completely prepared to attack.
The union also urged the youths to participate, repeating that the country belongs to them and that they should take it back by standing up.