Despite warning from Buhari’s government, the Nigeria labour congress is set to embark on its strike action, if its demands are not met before the expiration of the ultimatum, which is Sunday night.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, has confirmed that all affiliate unions of the organised labour are now ready for the nationwide strike.
He made the declaration in Abuja at a meeting with the House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, NAN reports.
Wabba said the increase in electricity tariff and hike in fuel price had eroded the purchasing power of the Nigerian workers.
The labour leader noted that the initial plan was to ensure that there was no increment in electricity tariff until meters are provided for Nigerians.
He added that there was a valid court judgment nullifying the electricity tariff.
To this end, Wabba said National Industrial Court judgement asking NLC to stop its planned strike could not be sustained.
The Federal Government had warned all federal civil servants on Salary Grade Level 12 and above, as well as those on essential services, to be at work from Monday despite the industrial action declared by labour unions.