Labour Movement Is Dead In Nigeria – Wike

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Gov. Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused labour movements in the country of chasing shadows.

Wike in aseries of tweets on Friday said that the leadership of labour in the country has left substance to pursue personal goals.

The Governor who was reacting to the reported hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit popularly known as fuel, added that the labour was active during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

He said, “Labour movement in the country is death because it has lost its force of engagement with government and hardly can achieve anything good for the generality of the workforce and Nigerians.

“The leadership of labour has left substance to pursue shadows and hardly can speak in a manner that can change or achieve reversal of the many anti-people policies being implemented by the Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government.

“It is unfortunate that labour has abandoned their role in this country. You are chasing things that are personal to you.  All over the world, when government is not going the right way, it is labour that comes out to say we cannot allow it.

“Majority of our people are civil servants and have others to cater for.  But since the inception of this government,  labour has died.

“Under Former President Goodluck Jonathan, labour was alive. They said the country must come down because he is from a minority area.

“But look at what is happening. There’s increase in fuel pump price,  insecurity, and increase of electricity tariff. Where is labour? Where is TUC, where is NLC? The only thing I hear is minimum wage.”

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