The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) called for a two-day strike notice after the federal government did nothing to address the difficulties caused by the removal of the fuel subsidy.
Comrade Gabriel Amari, chairman of the State NLC, made the news in an interview with the press on Monday.
Representatives for the workers say the federal government has stopped negotiating with them and is disregarding previous agreements.
Worker unions in Nigeria protested what they viewed as President Bola Tinubu’s anti-people policies on August 2.
According to Amari, the plight of Nigerian workers has worsened immeasurably since the federal government eliminated the fuel subsidy.
The head of the union threatened that the entire economy would collapse if the government did not meet the people’s demands.
He said the union would keep fighting for workers’ rights in Nigeria, and he asked workers in the state to strictly adhere to labor directives.
Tomorrow, workers in Kogi State will go on warning strike after being briefed by our national secretariat. Since the government has already decided to end fuel subsidies, it is too late to change course now.
All around the country, people are in agony. To get our views heard, we have decided to embark on a two-day warning strike.
If the government of Nigeria doesn’t pay attention to the condition of Nigerian workers, he said, a permanent strike may be necessary.
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