Strike, protests not for regime change – Labour

The organised labour has said that the ongoing strike and protests against the fuel subsidy removal are not intended to chase President Goodluck Jonathan away from power. The Acting General-Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Owei Lakemfa, and the Secretary-General of the Trade Union Congress, Mr. John Kolawole, in a statement on Sunday, stressed that the objective of the strike and protests was a reversal of the pump price of petrol. They emphasised that labour had an implicit belief in democracy and urged those desiring a change in the political leadership of the country to do so through a democratic process.

The statement reads, “The labour movement once again reiterates that the strike, rallies and streets protests must be peaceful and that the objective is the reversal of petrol (PMS) price to its pre-January 1, 2012 level. “We are therefore not campaigning for ‘Regime Change’.


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