Shehu Sani lambasts govt’s hypocrisy’, warns against intimidating labour leaders


Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna Central District has cautioned the federal government against intimidating the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and its leaders, for protesting the recent increase in petrol price.

Mr. Sani condemned the government’s “campaign of calumny and blackmail” against the unionists, and said Nigerians must appreciate the NLC for standing by the masses over the years and for making contributions to the realization of political change in Nigeria.

A nationwide called by the NLC in protest of fuel price hike and electricity tariff raise began Wednesday after talks with the government failed on Tuesday night.

The government has vowed to implement a no-work-no-pay policy, and has threatened “appropriate response by the law enforcement agencies” against union leaders who attempt to barricade gates or lock up offices to enforce the strike.