CNG to Labour: You’ve sold out
The Coalition of Northern Groups(CNG) has carpeted the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) and its affiliates for suspending the proposed nationwide strike against electricity and fuel price hike, adding that the NLC has sold out both the workers and Nigerian masses.
Speaking exclusively to Politics Today in Kano, ahead of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebration, CNG’s Board of Trustees Chairman – Alhaji Nastura Ashir Shariff expressed disappointment with the labour union’s “sudden U-turn on a matter that has been giving both Nigerian workers and the masses sleepless nights”.
Shariff, who took a swipe at the NLC and its affiliates, described as ” totally unacceptable, the abandonment of Nigerian masses and accepting the increase in electricity tariff and fuel price hike”.
He explained that the CNG will hold an enlarged meeting of its leadership to review its initial action on the hike in electricity and pump prices, ” with the view to taking another all-important and legitimate step in rejecting this ill-timed price hikes by the Federal Government”.