The presidency says many Nigerians were disappointed that the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC shelved their proposed strike last week.
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said unscrupulous elements in the country wanted to use the strike opportunity to unleash anarchy on the land.
He said those planning to protest were bent on fomenting mayhem and civil disobedience.
“They had apparently perfected plans to use the strike by the labour unions as a smokescreen to unleash anarchy on the land, fomenting mayhem and civil disobedience.
Adesina however, noted that their plans didn't come to past hence the anger towards the Muhammadu Buhari led administration
“But the plan blew up in their faces, and they have been in severe pains since then. They have launched series of tirades against Organized Labour.
“For some interest groups, their intention was to use the umbrella of the strike to further their whimsical and pie-in-the-sky dream of a revolution in the country. It went bust in their faces.
“For some others, bitter-enders, who have remained entrenched in pre-2015 and 2019 elections mode, it was an opportunity to avenge the 2012 Occupy Nigeria protests, which they believe largely devalued the government of the day, and led to its eventual ouster in 2015.
“The strike that was to have come up last week, they wanted to use as an opportunity for a pound of flesh, which they calculated would weaken the government so much, and influence the 2023 elections.
“For them, it was all about hankering for power, its trappings and appurtenances. Nothing about love of country. They have since then been calling Organized Labour all sorts of names, claiming they deceived Nigerian©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.