Nigerian politician, Ben Bruce has condemned plans by the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress to shutdown the nation over the brutal assault on one of its presidents, Joe Ajaero.
The former Bayelsa Senator and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Silverbird group said NLC and TUC should not go on strike over a local issue.
Recall that NLC had on Tuesday announced plans to shut down next week if the Imo state governor fails to meet its demands after the union’s president, Joe Ajaero was brutalized last week by thugs and men of the police force alleged to be sent by Governor Hope Uzodinma.
“A national strike over a local issue in Imo is not what Nigeria needs right now. The reforms are working. The Naira is responding to such reforms. Multiple banks have declared record profits. The manufacturing sector has begun to adjust, meaning that jobs will be created. To rock the boat now is not in the national interest. Let us think beyond ourselves and our allies. Nigeria must not go down because of what went down in Imo,” Bruce in a tweet said.