Nigeria: Dimgba Urges Labour “Give FG Six Months To Transform The Economy”

Organized labour has been urged to suspend the mass action and give the Federal Government six months to deliver the dividends of the fuel subsidy removal.

Speaking with journalists in Ikeja, Eze Uche C. Dimgba, the Eze Udo Ndigbo of Ikeja, said should the government fail to fulfill his turning around the economy in the given time, organized labour would have no choice than to shut down the country and the economy.

Dimgba added that the labour union should make this concrete by signing a written agreement with the Federal Government to ensure that it does not disappoint the people since the people have lost confidence in the government.

“We should not judge this present administration with the past ones since we elected them. I am aware that the policy put in place, with the subsequent strike action, is biting hard on the people but since they have given their word that in six months, the hardship will be over, let us try them,” he said.

“I am appealing to organised labour to shelve the strike and dialogue with the government, and give them the last chance. Should they fail to deliver in the next six months, labour should not hesitate to shut down the country and the government,” Dimgba appealed.

Meanwhile, Soldiers have taken over Lagos, leaving an uneasy and pensive calm across the city. Armoured tanks with truck loads of military officers were placed at strategic spots in the city.

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