Senator Shehu Sani, a former member of the Nigerian government, declared that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has not used its authority to block national services in protest of rising fuel costs.
During an interview with Arise Tv news, he said that the NLC is most likely attempting to encourage the Federal Government (FG) to engage in negotiations rather than a total shutdown. According to Sani, the FG has one final chance to settle the matter before the NLC takes action.
Sani, a former federal lawmaker, expressed his observation that the Nigeria Labour Congress has refrained from using its power to initiate a nationwide service shutdown in response to the fuel price hike.
In an interview with Arise Tv news, he speculated that the NLC’s intention may be to urge the Federal Government to participate in discussions rather than opting for a complete cessation of services.
He emphasized that the FG holds the ultimate chance to rectify the situation before the NLC proceeds with its next course of action.
I believe it’s still something that can be saved,” he remarked. Labour has two options on how to proceed. The first is this demonstration, and the second is a countrywide service shutdown. Labour has not yet chosen to suspend services statewide, in my opinion.
Because if the second option were to be chosen, all of the Labour Group’s affiliates could have made a statement declaring that we are shutting down the airport, the power, and the courts as of yesterday.
However, that has not happened. Instead, Labour is saying, “Let’s show you why we need to negotiate by flexing our muscles.”
During an interview with Arise Tv news, Senator Shehu Sani, a former member of the Nigerian government, commented on the Nigeria Labour Congress’s response to the increased fuel pump prices.
He noted that the NLC has not yet exercised its right to shut down services across the country as a means of protest. Sani suggested that the NLC’s objective might be to convince the Federal Government to engage in negotiations rather than immediately resorting to a complete shutdown.
He emphasized that the FG has a final opportunity to resolve the issue before the NLC decides on its next steps.