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Why Nigerians must store enough food — Labour union



Ahead of its planned nationwide strike expected to commence tomorrow, United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, yesterday, in Lagos, urged Nigerians to stockpile foodstuff and other basic necessities that could last them during the duration of the strike as critical sectors of the economy would be affected by the  action.

Briefing after a joint meeting of ULC’s National Administrative Committee, NAC, and strike committee, leaders of ULC noted that among critical sectors that would be affected included transportation, petroleum products supplies, power supply and banking and other financial operations.

Addressing journalists on the outcome of meeting, ULC’s President, Mr Joe Ajaero, however, regretted the consequences the planned strike would have on Nigerians, especially the masses, saying it was the belief of the body that these measures would help to “create a nation that is better governed for the benefits of Nigerian workers and Nigerian masses.

“This course of action, though very painful to us at this time, is the only alternative available to us as we have exhausted all known peaceful processes towards an amicable resolution of the dispute.”