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Shutdown of Electricity & Other Essential Services By Labour Unions Must Be Stopped – There Must Be Consequences !

By Ameen Aym, Abuja.

They labour unions to my knowledge and for the first time shut down the national electricity grid during the twilight days of the Buhari administration but they were let off the hook and suffered no punishment, hence the easy resort to repeating the same act of gross economic sabotage and treasonable felony over and over again !

Clearly the labour unions comprising the NLC and TUC have overstepped and are overstepping their bounds by engaging in such seditious actions that boils down to clear acts of economic sabotage against our national economy.

As I advocated in an earlier piece, the labour unions must be reformed and defanged through legislation like it has never been done before.

The Nigerian state must not continue to allow the labour unions to have such powers of control over the survival of our national economy and the security of our personal lives through their incessant conduct of calling for cat strikes over every minor or major issue under the sun.

I’m clearly beginning to suspect the current labour leadership of a sell-out.

As evidence has shown especially during the last electioneering campaigns and during the election petition cases in courts, the current crop of leadership of the labour movement are the most politically compromised set of leaders to ever sit on the chair as leaders of both the NLC and the TUC.

I won’t be surprised or too far from the truth when I say that their leaders are being used as pawns in a chess board by certain political actors from the stable of the opposition who have not hidden their intention to bring down the current government ever since they failed to come to power at the polls and lost their election petitions at the courts.

The FG and the National Assembly must come together in sync and enact laws in order to put a stop to the emerging madness where essential services are being disrupted by a labour union gone rouge.

The failure to act in a timely manner to this emerging threat from labour unions that represent less than 5% of our workforce but have been allowed to wield such power and influence over the economic life of 100% of our country’s population would be too costly to bear in the long term.

The time for both the executive and legislative branches to act is now !


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