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National Grid: Nigerians send strong message to Labour as union set to embark on fresh strike

Nigerians have taken to social media to appeal to the organised Labour, Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) not to shut down the national grid ahead of a fresh industrial strike that may be declared.

It would be recalled that the “labour union shut down the national grid resulting in a blackout nationwide after they kicked off their indefinite nationwide strike on June 3rd.

According to TCN, in a statement signed by Ndidi Mbah, it’s general manager, workers at the Benin Transmission Operator were sent from the control room and beaten by the protesters.

Last week, the organized labour unsuccessfully negotiated with the federal government on a new national minimum wage and may embark on a fresh strike starting from tomorrow.

Following the development, Netizens via social media are pleading with the labour unions to reconsider and not cut power supply.

Sir David Onyemaizu wrote: “I’m not saying NLC shouldn’t go on strike, but whatever they do, make dem no touch that National Grid. Petrol is 750/litre. End.”

Man of Letters. wrote: “Do what you have to, but keep your hands of the National Grid this time. For the sake of some of us who want to watch Euros and other patriotic citizens who care about people in hospitals who need light in ICU. Thanks and God bless.”

@Morris_Monye wrote: “As much as we don’t want NLC to touch National grid, they will. It’s an inconvenience but they will anyways to drive home the point.”

Sir David Onyemaizu wrote; “Imagine spending nearly 9 billion on travel expenses & funding Hajj pilgrimage with billions.Then turning around & telling the average Nigerian worker to make sacrifices because Nigeria cannot afford to pay a living wage. Shut down the National Grid, shut down everything.”

Omo Kogi (Yagba) wrote: “NLC can strike but abeg make Unna no go near National Grid again ooo. After the strike Tuesday, NLC should declare a nationwide protest on Wednesday. What is good for Goodluck Jonathan is also good for Tinubu.”