Tinubu, Sultan beg NLC, TUC to shelve strike

30th September 2023

Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu. PHOTO CREDIT: Google

By Tope Omogbolagun

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President Bola Tinubu and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, have appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress to shelve their planned strike over the removal of fuel subsidy.

The organised labour had fixed Tuesday, October 3, for the commencement of an indefinite strike over fuel subsidy removal.

However, speaking during the public lecture and special Juma’at prayer to mark the 63rd independence anniversary of the country at the National Mosque, Abuja, Tinubu appealed to the workers not to embark on the strike.

Represented by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Jibrin Barau, the President reiterated the commitment of his administration to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal.https://live.primis-amp.tech/content/video/amp/videoIframe.php?s=113240#amp=1

In a statement by the media aide to the Deputy Senate President, Ismail Mudashir, he said, “The Sultan has talked about the issue of strike by the NLC. I also call, on behalf of His Excellency, the President, and the entire government, on the labour leaders to shelve the strike.