The Organized Labour has fired back at Sen Adams Oshiomhole, after he said that the strike is not in the best interest of Nigerian workers.
The President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo, stated that Oshiomhole, is ignorant of the reason for the ongoing nationwide strike on Wednesday during an interview on Channels Television.
Recall that the former President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had in an interview with journalists at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday said the ongoing strike is politically motivated.
The senator representing Edo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly asked organised labour to prioritise the rights of workers rather than engage in politics.
In response to Oshiomhole’s comments, Osifo said the former NLC President does not have enough information on the ongoing strike called by organised labour
The TUC President stated that Oshiomhole only commented on the strike based on information passed by the Presidency to him during the meeting at the State House.
Osifo said Oshiomhole is busy with national politics, adding that he should have reached out to union leaders to get the real information before reacting.
The TUC president also denied claims that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, did not travel to Imo state on November 1 to entertain political issues.
He said: “Our senior comrade, Adams Oshiomhole, is giving an opinion based on the information he has.
“Today, he is a senator who is busy with national politics. I think he does not have sufficient information, maybe later we will give him as much information as possible, once he reaches out.
“He went to the villa to meet with them. That is the information that was given to him in the villa. Has he spoken to Joe Ajaero and senior labour leaders in the country to have their opinion?
“Maybe the information he (Oshiomhole) got from the villa was that he (Ajaero) went there to play politics.
“But I will tell him clearly that was not the case.”