Kano State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) has vowed to continue with strike and protests in contravention of the decision of the national body.
The state chairman of the union,Yunusa Danguguwa, who spoke to the media at an emergency press conference in Kano this evening also insisted that it would not suspend its industrial action as directed by the Abdulwahab Omar-led national executive until the Federal Government reverts to N65 per litre of petrol.
Mr. Danguguwa therefore called on Kano workers not to go back to work but to continue the protest until the Federal Government acede to its demand to return the pump price to status quo.
According to him, the national strike was not a creation of the NLC alone, stressing that if any decision should be taken, students, lecturers and the Nigerian masses ought to have been consulted. He said that was not done by Mr. Omar and his team.
Mr. Danguguwa insisted that an earlier agreement by organized Labour and Civil Society groups was, “that before any negotiation should be opened, the Federal Government must revert the fuel pump price to N65,” pointing out that since the pump price remains above N65 per litre, “the struggle continues.”
Mr. Danguguwa threatened that Kano NLC chapter was ready to, “remove the NLC T-shirt and face-cap and continue the struggle with the Kano masses until victory is achieved, stressing that it is N65 per litre of fuel or nothing.”
“This night, the tactical committee of the NLC and other concerned stakeholders would map out strategies on how and where to commence the protest tomorrow until the Federal Government brings down the fuel pump price to N65 per litre. The struggle is beyond personal interest, this is not what the people that were killed or injured bargained for,” the labour leader said.
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