The leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has given 7-day ultimatum to the federal government and Central Bank (CBN) to resolve Naira scarcity or face mass action.
This is just as the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has appealed for calm, equity, justice over Naira scarcity.
Osinbajo, who made this call while addressing labour unions and social friends at the 13th Delegates Conference which took place in Abuja recently, noted that, the the theme of conference is ‘Building People’s Power, National Unity and Quest for a New Social Context,’
He called on Nigerians to emulate NLC where there is no tribe or religion is determinant of solidarity for welfare of members.
To him, “NLC has gone above the level where neither tribe religion or language matter. Labour has actually proved to be voice of the masses, helper of.the helpless and defender of the defenceless. Nigerians should emulate this trade union movement in building of unity and formidable force.”
On his part, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, reassured Nigerian workers of the unity that exists among the workers.
Calling on the new leadership, Ngige said, “I need to point out some areas for the new and incoming leaders to look out for and fill in the lacunae for a better and progressive trade union movement for the good of all in Nigeria.”
Similarly he advised labour against what could bring conflicts, like non-conformity to the Labour Laws, especially, the laws contained in the Trade Disputes Act on trade disputes.