Ben Bruce, a former senator who represented Bayelsa East, has criticized the Nigeria Labour Congress’s decision to shut down the country in response to the recent assassination attempt on its president, Joe Ajaero.
After the union’s president was brutalized by thugs and men of the police force, purportedly dispatched by Governor Hope Uzodinma, the NLC announced earlier on Tuesday that it planned to shut down next week if the governor of Imo State fails to meet its demands.
Bruce responded to the union’s action by saying that Nigeria did not need a nationwide strike over a regional problem.
The disgraced legislator believed that the labor union’s strike threat could impede the nation’s economic development under President Bola Tinubu.
Right now, Nigeria’s last need is a nationwide strike over a regional problem in Imo. The changes seem to be positive.
The naira has been appreciated as a result of these changes. Several major financial institutions have reported historic levels of profit. The manufacturing sector has started adjusting, which bodes well for creating new jobs. To rock the boat now is not in the national interest.
Let us look outside our immediate group. Bruce tweeted that what happened in Imo must not bring down Nigeria.