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General News of Monday, 5 June 2023


Shelve planned strike, Sanwo-Olu urges NLC

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, pleaded with the Nigeria Labour Congress that “it is not the time for strike.”

The governor, who spoke to journalists at the inauguration thanksgiving service held at the Cathedral Church of Christ Marina, Lagos, on Sunday, noted that all presidential candidates during the electioneering campaign promised to remove fuel subsidy if they were voted into office as President.

“So what has changed? What has the current President said, or what has he done that is different from what any of the other aspirants would have done?” Sanwo-Olu asked.

Sanwo-Olu said, “We need to be very patient. I mean, he (Tinubu) has not even done a week. So, let us talk to ourselves and say that we shouldn’t turn this into a political thing. Let’s wait and support this man (Tinubu); he’s not done a week on the job.”

According to Sanwo-Olu, strike is not the solution to the issue on the ground.

“Strike will not solve anything…the point should be how are we going to ensure that there is a turnaround in our economy.

“He (Tinubu) has mentioned something around a better wage. We have started that in Lagos. We pride ourselves that we started in January. So, all parts of the country can also do the same.

“So, I want to plead with the Nigeria Labour Congress that they shouldn’t turn it into a political thing, because we are beginning to see that. The leadership should know that they are leading a pack of people and they should be able to restrain themselves,” he added.