The Nigerian Senate has pleaded with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to call off its industrial action that has devastated the nations economy.
The Senate urged the organised labour to call off its strike in the nation’s interest.
The Upper legislative chamber also disclosed that it would convene an emergency meeting with the labour union.
Concerned about the state of affairs and the negative impact on Nigerians, the upper legislative chamber called on organized labor to end the strike right away for the good of the country.
They also decided that a meeting between the NLC and TUC should be called right away by Senate President Godswill Akpabio and the leadership.
Senator Adams Oshiomole voiced concerns about the police handling of the Imo NLC protest during a debate on the floor of the Senate at the Wednesday plenary session.
He recalled how the police had mistreated him when he was an activist, requesting that the Senate denounce acts of violence directed at protesters opposing the federal government.
The legislator further requested that Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police, track down all of the offenders, especially since nobody has the authority to impose jungle justice on anybody.
Naija News recalls that the NLC and TUC embarked on a nationwide action over the brutalisation of the chairman of the union, Joe Ajaero.
The union on Monday directed workers across the country to down tools from 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday in protest of the treatment meted Ajaero during the union’s protest in Imo state earlier this month.
The protest, which entered its second day on Wednesday, had crippled economic activities in states across the nation.
However, the President Bola Tinubu-led government has faulted the NLC for going ahead with its industrial action despite an alleged court order restraining it from going on strike.
Presidential aide, Bayo Onanuga accused the NLC Ajaero of using his position as the leader of the workers’ union for personal agenda and politics.
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