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Ajaero: APC group pleads with NLC to shelve planned strike

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The Confederation of All Progressives Congress (APC) Support Groups has pleaded with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to take down its planned nationwide strike.

This appeal was made in a statement by the group’s Director-General, Kailani Muhammed, in Abuja on Monday.

According to Muhammed, such planned action could disrupt the entire fabric of the economy and socio-democratic processes of the country.

He further said that the planned strike would have a devastating effect on the nation, adding that it might derail and stampede the Nigerian economy and create unnecessary chaos through the consequential halting of all economic activities in the country.

“We are using this forum to passionately appeal to NLC, the umbrella body of Nigerian workers, to shelve its planned strike on the physical assault on the NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero, in Imo State.

“We believe that the NLC knows the consequences of the planned strike fully well, more than anybody else,” the director-general said.

“The commoner on the street, whom the NLC protects, will be more negatively impacted. This is because the already high cost of goods and services will soar to unimaginable proportions.

“This is deadly because they cannot be bought down by changing situations. As we all know, prices never come down in Nigeria once they go up.

“It is given the above submissions that we are making this appeal, firstly as concerned citizens and, more importantly, as true democrats, whose main focus is the well-being of the Nigerian nation,” Muhammed said.

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