Indefinite Strike: Tinubu Government Criticized by United Front Of Civil Societies, Commits to Enforcing Sit-At-Home Order

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admin October 1, 2023
Updated 2023/10/01 at 7:26 AM

According to SaharaReporters, the organised labour has announced an indefinite strike starting from Tuesday, October 3, 2023. The United Action Front of Civil Society has expressed its support for the strike and has promised to enforce a sit-at-home action.

The group, which consists of civil society groups and activists advocating for good governance and democracy in Nigeria, has called on Nigerians to join the protest against the Nigerian government’s insensitivity and questionable politics.

The government has shown a lack of understanding and concern for the economic difficulties plaguing the country.

According to SaharaReporters, the organised labour has announced an indefinite strike starting on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. The decision to go on strike was made by Action Front, who stated that it was necessary due to the previous two-day warning strike held on September 5 and 6.

The warning strike was called because the President Bola Tinubu’s administration failed to fulfill agreements and promises, as well as meet a 21-day deadline. In a statement by Olawale Okunniyi, the Head of the National Coordinating Centre for the United Action Front of Civil Society, it was claimed that the current government is incapable of addressing the issues left behind by the previous government of the same party.

The statement states that the arbitrary increase in fuel prices has pushed many Nigerians into poverty, while the government continues to ignore the promises made to labor leaders for wage increases and assistance for citizens.

The leadership of the organized civil society calls on all Nigerians to support the protest against the insensitivity and dishonesty of the Nigerian government, which has shown a lack of understanding of the economic challenges the country faces.

The statement also emphasizes that the increase in fuel prices has further impoverished households that were already struggling to make a living with low wages.

The current government clearly does not have the necessary means to address the issues caused by the previous government of the same party. In fact, their actions may even make the situation worse.

It is disappointing that instead of prioritizing reducing government expenses, the Tinubu administration is intentionally making excessive appointments, as demonstrated by appointing the highest number of ministers and the largest cabinet in Nigeria’s history.

Furthermore, it is regrettable that the National Assembly, which recently allocated public funds to its members during their recess, has also increased the number of standing committees. This will only add to the costs of running the government, in an economy where the majority of the population can barely afford the cost of living or even one meal.

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