Nigerians differ on what actions the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) should have take after meeting with officials of the Federal Government, with an activist, Deji Adeyanju saying that the strike was shelved because "they fear Buhari too much".
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had planned an industrial strike action over the hike in fuel prices and electricity tariff.
However, following an extended meeting that saw the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba; TUC President, Quadri Olaleye; and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, the unions decided to suspend teh strike actions after reaching an agreement.
Nigerians have taken to social media to express their views on the development.
Activist, Deji Adeyanju, said that the unions "compromised" out of fear for President Muhammadu Buhari, and that there was "no solid agreement reached".
He tweeted, "They have compromised. They fear Buhari so much. No solid agreement reached. So after 2-weeks suspension of electricity tariff, what next? So, this fuel price is okay, right?"
They have compromised.— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) September 28, 2020
They fear Buhari so much.
No solid agreement reached.
So after 2-weeks suspension of electricity tariff, what next?
So, this fuel price is okay, right?
Although, commenters had varying views on what turn the meeting should have taken.
Read their corresponding tweets below:
The fuel subsidy should go Deji. What NLC should be demanding for, is WHERE will the savings from the deregulation be channeled to? Stopping subsidies is long overdue, we should be practical please. Will the savings be looted or what priority areas are we investing?— Galileo (@FAGalileo) September 28, 2020
You think Deji is reasonable in that sense? He just wants chaos as it helps to further the political careers of his benefactors. What every Nigerians should be doing is asking the government what they intend doing with the cash that should have gone to subsidy— edonbetter (@edonbetter) September 28, 2020
We all know, it's gonna end like this right from day one, despite their noise! What else can we do other than look up to God and pray 4 d miracle of '98 to still happen???— Nicholasonu (@Nicholasonu3) September 28, 2020
My only agony is that buhari still has 3 more years to completely destroy Nigeria— MUFASA LAPALO (@kingLapalo) September 28, 2020
If NLC N TUC can call off strike because of two weeks suspension of electricity tariff. Then they never intended on going on any strike.
Like what is two weeks? For what exactly.— Jace (@jace_bunny) September 28, 2020
This is not an agreement, but a settlement.— FOLARIN OPEYEMI JOSEPH FOJ. (@opeyemifolarin1) September 28, 2020