Strike: Sheath Your Swords In The Interest Of The Masses – Sultan Appeals To Labour Unions

Strike: Sheath Your Swords In The Interest Of The Masses – Sultan Appeals To Labour Unions
  • PublishedSeptember 29, 2023

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Friday, appealed to labour unions to shelve the nationwide strike slated to commence on Tuesday, October 3.

Osun Defender reports that the NLC and TUC have fixed Tuesday, October 3, to embark on an indefinite strike following the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government.

Abubakar made the appeal at a public lecture to mark the nation’s 63rd Independence Anniversary in Abuja, urging them to sheath their swords in the interest of the masses.

He said room should be given for dialogue to find solutions to the issues instead of embarking on a strike.

According to him, “I am an advocate of dialogue because strikes don’t solve problems; they make them worse. Our leaders must tighten their belts, the common man is suffering.

“I don’t think this government will just decide to make life bad for the people; as leaders and elders, we will always call on stakeholders not to embark on journeys that will make life worse for the common man.

“I don’t think government can take it upon itself to make life unbearable for the common man, let’s give them a chance and see what they can do.”

Speaking further Sultan said the strike will add more problems to the existing economic situation.

He continued, “If people are on strike, there wouldn’t be electricity, water, hospital and transportation system.

”Please, let’s reach out to our brothers and sisters who are clamouring to go on strike. They should have a rethink.”

Kazeem Badmus

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