Mr. Robinson Uwak, a former member of the House of Representatives, expressed his support on Sunday for the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) for suspending the nationwide strike indefinitely.
Uwak stated in an Abuja statement that the action exemplified patriotism and compassion for ordinary Nigerians, who would have been the hardest hit by an indefinite strike.
The lawmaker additionally expressed admiration for the prompt intervention by the government led by President Bola Tinubu, which resulted in the cancellation of the event. He expressed his condolences to Comrade Joe Ajaero, the president of the NLC, regarding the assault that was inflicted upon him while he was in Imo in support of the labor force.
Furthermore, he expressed his admiration for the security agencies’ timely intervention and thorough investigation, which contributed to the expeditious resolution of the conflict.Uwak expressed his gratitude to President Tinubu for authorizing the disbursement of an additional allowance of N35,000. This allowance was intended to provide relief to federal workers and households in the country, as well as to mitigate the impact of the fuel subsidy elimination.
“I have no doubt that the proposed cash transfers to 15 million households will strengthen social safety nets and further alleviate the plight of the country’s most impoverished and vulnerable households,” he said.
The nationwide indefinite strike initiated by the NLC and TUC in November 1 in protest of the alleged brutalization of NLC president Joe Ajaero in Imo was reportedly suspended, according to NAN.Unions of labor stated that the purpose of the suspension was to facilitate further discussions on the issues that sparked the strike.
The strike was halted as a result of the National Security Adviser (NSA) office of the federal government’s intervention.
Malam Nuhu Ribadu, the National Security Agency, personally apologized on behalf of the government for the assault and brutalization of Ajaero at a previous meeting conducted at Aso Rock.