“NLC is a scam” – Nigerians blast labour leaders over suspension of planned strike, protest


Nigerians are reacting to the suspension of strike called by the Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress after a meeting with the federal government delegates on Sunday night/ Monday morning.

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige has at about 2am on Monday announced that the FG and organized labour have reached an agreement on the increase in price of petrol and electricity tariff.

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Nigerians have taken to Twitter to vent their angers over the suspension on the planned strike. They have continued to lambast the leadership of the NLC and TUC over the agreement reached with the FG.

@queenEva-doosh tweeted “NLC&TUC has suspended their planned nationwide strike which was 2 start on Monday over Electricity Tariff Hike,others.
Labour under d leadership of Ayuba Wabba is a scam! Though,I was not going to let anyone use me 4 any farce protest 🤷 My last protest was b4 Buhari came 2 power.”

@Super_Sporter “Labour suspends strike after reaching an agreement with FG overnight! No surprises. My own is, of all the demands, FG only suspended the increase in electricity tariffs for 2 weeks. Nothing said about petrol. NLC didn’t even talk about the prolonged AsUU strike! We’re not ready.

@PDP_Vanguard The headline should be: Labour suspend strike after collecting palliative from the tyranical @MBuhari’s regime. #OccupyNigeria2

@Uncle_Ajala wrote Labour suspends planned strike as FG reverses electricity tariff hike.
Even if FG should increase electricity tariff today, with the right palliatives, NLC won’t go on any strike, they’re useless to the masses as NANS is useless to University students.

@dokubo_keneth Dear Nigerians,
We have no Labour Union they are just a Toothless Bull Dog, why on earth will call off the strike when none of their terms have been met.
Enough of the Mid Night Brown Envelopes.
GoFundMe NLC and TUC #NLCStrike Nigerians Dora Congratulations Laycon BBNaijia

@BlissVC Anyone still taking NLC and TUC Seriously is a clown.Ayuba Wabba is the worst Labour Leader in the last 60years.Nigeria does not have NLC AND TUC. None of the conditions was met yet they suspended the strike.
Only electricity tariff was suspended for 2 WEEKS yet they agreed.

Dear Nigerians
Next time you hear of planned Nationwide Strike. Go about your business unbothered

Gone are the days when we had Labour fight for commoners.
What we have now are bunch of Pickpockets.
Fuel is N162. We are not complaining.

@Wilson_jeffery says “Labour suspends planned strike and protest 😂 Brown package has gotten to their side overnight abi? NLC is not serious yet.

@MB62747873 tweeted “Labour strike will only favour government workers and make life more harrowing for the ordinary people.
Ordinary people should just come together and speak.
We the ordinary Nigerians are powerful when we speak collectively and that not on social media only.”

@EOkala wrote “So NLC will now call for strike in 2 weeks if government no meet the demands??
Wabba is such a weak fellow.
We are on our own
Labour cannot do nothing”

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