The Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (CHURAC), Ebikonbowei Alaowei, has challenged the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) with putting a stop to its ongoing statewide strike.
Alaowei claims that the request was made on behalf of the suffering people, particularly the laborers in Nigeria.
According to Alaowei, the personal dispute between the Nigeria Police, the Governor of Imo State, and the President of the Labour Union is no excuse for the union to close down the nation.
He said, “Those who will be at the receiving end of this strike action are the same underpaid Nigerian workers and the unemployed masses.
“Neither the Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, nor the former Commissioner of Police in Imo State will be affected by this strike action. What will the workers stand to gain at the end of this needless strike?
“The NLC President, whom the police attacked on the alleged order of Governor Uzodimma, should seek redress in court.
“This strike action is uncalled for. You can’t drag the entire country into your personal matter with government officials. The NLC and the TUC should respect the sanctity of the courts.
“There’s a pending court order restraining the bodies from embarking on this industrial action. We’re in a constitutional democracy, and the foundation of democracy is anchored on the rule of law. Without the courts, there’s no rule of law.
“Therefore, an order of the court must be obeyed by every individual, no matter your position in society. If the labour unions are not comfortable with the order, then they should appeal against it instead of disobeying the order.”