Strike: Intimidation Attempts Will Escalate Issues – NLC


The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has warned that any attempts to intimidate, provoke, or blackmail its leaders during negotiations will exacerbates issues.

The union stressed that such actions could lead to an indefinite e tension of its strike.

In a post on its offyX handle on Monday, the NLC stated

”Any attempt to intimidate, provoke or blackmail our leaders at the negotiation table would worsen the issues and further prolong our action indefinitely. Our leaders are acting in accordance with the directives of our organs. Viva! Organized Labour. Viva! Working people of Nigeria!”

The statement came after Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, summoned organized Labour to an emergency meeting in response to the ongoing indefinite nationwide strike.

Festus Osifo, president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), confirmed the meeting, stating that Labour leaders from both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and TUC were heading to the SGF’s office.

Joe Ajaero, president of the NLC, reiterated that Nigerian workers would not be intimidated by any organization or government entity regarding their decision to strike.

Ajaero’s reaction followed accusations by Labour that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) was using intimidation tactics over the national grid shutdown. He warned such an approach would only exacerbate the anger of the suffering masses already burdened by the federal government’s harsh policies.

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