CNPP Backs Labour Strike

Channels Television  
Updated January 9, 2012

Opposition parties in the country are rooting for a showdown with the government come Monday January 9th as they have chosen to remain solidly behind the Nigerian Labour Congress and the planned strike scheduled for next week.


The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties says its unshaken by what it describes as the shady industrial court injunction barring the protest by labour and its affiliate unions and what it says is the heavy handedness that the presidency t has adopted in stifling the right of citizens to express their dissatisfaction with the FG’s policies.

A statement by the CNPP’s Secretary General Willy Ezugwu, urged members of organized labour, civil society, students’ bodies and Nigerians from all walks of life not to be intimidated by the security crackdown on protesters but should rather come out en-masse to confirm the unpopularity of the President’s policies.

The Conference called on the national assembly members to join the masses at venues of protests as according to the CNPP the issue at stake has gone beyond the restoration of fuel subsidy as Nigerians will keep up the process until the government agrees to cut down on wasteful public spending and to genuinely fight corruption.