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Edo NLC, ASUU call out members on indefinite strike

Edo NLC, ASUU call out members on indefinite strike

The Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Tuesday, declared that it will begin an indefinite strike from Wednesday.

Also, the National President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has mobilized members of the union for strike and mass action commencing Wednesday to force the Federal Government to revert the pump price from N145 to N86.50.

According to the Edo state chapter of the NLC, it will proceed on the strike action irrespective of the industrial court order, restraining them from  embarking on industrial action to protest the fuel price hike.

Describing the ruling of the court as a black market injunction, the labour union urged its members and members of the civil society organizations not to succumb to threats in some quarters.

The state chairman of the NLC, Emmanuel Ademokun, stated this while briefing journalists at the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Benin City.

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Ademokun said: “That order was a black market injunction and we are not going to abide by it.

“The strike will commence on Wednesday.

“As regard the Industrial court, we have never respected the order. The court restrained us from using the stadium. Oshiomhole was then the leader. We are going ahead to implement the strike and a directive has already been given from the national headquarters that the strike commences on Wednesday. There is no going back,” he stated.

National President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has mobilized members of the union for strike and mass action commencing Wednesday to force the Federal Government to revert the pump price from N145 to N86.50.

Meanwhile, in a letter sent to members of ASUU nationwide and read at the University of Ibadan Chapter, the Chairman, Dr Deji Omole mobilized members to get ready for mass resistance to what he called the obnoxious and callous policy of fuel price increment.

According to Omole, the policy of subsidy removal was the most criminal ambush from the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to empower the rich and cripple the poor.

Omole who noted that many state governors who now align with the removal of subsidy ran their states aground through wasteful spending added that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission should beam search lights on state governors.

 

 

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