The Confederation of All Progressives Congress (APC) Support Groups has urged the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to call off the planned nationwide strike.
The appeal was made by the group’s Director-General, Kailani Muhammed, in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.
According to Muhammed, such planned action could disrupt the entire fabric of the country’s economy and socio-democratic processes.
“We are using this forum to strongly urge the Nigeria Labour Congress, the umbrella body of Nigerian workers, to call off its planned strike in response to 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 head of the organization said.
He claimed that the planned strike would be disastrous for the country.
According to him, it could derail and stampede the Nigerian economy, causing unnecessary chaos by halting all economic activities in the country.
“The common man on the street, whom the NLC protects, will suffer the most.” This is because the already high cost of goods and services will skyrocket to unfathomable levels.
“This is dangerous because they cannot be bought down by changing circumstances.” As we all know, prices in Nigeria never fall after they rise.
“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 in a statement.