The Presidency on Sunday has claimed that some Nigerians wanted to use the suspended organized Labour strike to cause pandemonium in the country. This allegation was made in a statement issued in Abuja by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. It was declared in the statement that such people are now unhappy that the strike was suspended as they wanted to use it as a medium of instigating unrest and civil disobedience in the country.
The statement read: “Since Organized Labour toed the path of sense and sensibility last week, seeing reason with the imperatives of fuel price adjustment, and opening a further window of dialogue on the service based electricity tariff, some groups of Nigerians have been dolorous, disgruntled, and disconsolate. “They had apparently perfected plans to use the strike by the labour unions as smokescreen to unleash anarchy on the land, fomenting mayhem and civil disobedience. But the plan blew up in their faces, and they have been in severe pains since then. They have launched a series of tirades against Organized Labour.”