A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, on Friday said that Nigerians should not take the leadership of Labour Unions in the country seriously over their threats to embark on strike if the government refuses to pay the N30,000 minimum wage.
Frank described the labour leaders as ‘traders’, saying that they have been compromised to the extent that they can no longer fight for the welfare of their members.
Reacting to the latest threat by the organized labour to go on strike if the Federal Government refuse to meet their demand, Frank in a statement to us urged Nigerians to ignore the threat, saying the NLC’s cry came too late.
He lamented that with the current imposed charges on telecommunications providers, Value Added Tax, increased bank charges, proposed toll gates and partial closure of land borders, N30,000 minimum wage has become useless.
According to him, already, on every recharge card Nigerians buy there is 5% being charged VAT, wondering why burdensome policies on the common man by the APC’s Government.
The activist said he believes that the labour leaders were making empty threats so as to be seen as serving the interests of their members while they wine and dine with top administrative officials.