Why Nigerian worker’s union suspend nationwide strike ~NNPC Chief
The leaders of the Nigerian worker’s union called off the planned strike to protest the recent hike in both petrol price and tariff for electricity early hours of Monday because they were faced with “choices between stark realities and legitimate follower expectations,” Chief executive of the state-run oil firm has said.
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) reached an agreement with the representatives of the Federal Government on Monday on the contentious issues over the deregulation of the downstream sector of the oil industry and electricity, which led to a rise in petrol price and electricity tariffs.
The leadership of the two unions agreed to suspend the strike after government proposed to suspend the implementations of the reflective tariff on the electricity consumption and provide palliatives to alleviate the impact of the hike in the pump prices of fuel.
“Being a former Union leader, I understand the difficulties of Labour leadership when faced with choices between stark realities and legitimate follower expectations.
“The leadership chose the pursuit of common good and posterity will vindicate us all for standing with our country,” Mele Kyari the CEO of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) wrote on his twitter handle on Monday..