Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the Edo State governor at a labour/government parley in Abuja, explained why he took side with the Federal Government against the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on the recent hike in fuel pump price and urged labour to put their house in order.
The former labour leader said that there was a lot of division in the ranks of labour and on government part, there was no other option left for government at this time.
He said, “When I noticed that they were not together, I was concerned, I thought that in moments like this, we will put aside the small, small issues and deal with the bigger question which is the issue at hand, which is what the Nigerian people and particularly, what Nigerian workers expect”.
He added, “All I can say at this point is that we must sustain efforts to get the two sides to recognize that. You know, as we say in the labour movement, united we stand, divided we fall and nobody benefits from disunity”.
“It’s just unfortunate, but, I believe that they have much more to work together for, than to work apart. I know that will be resolved here”, he said.
He also enjoined labour to admit the reality on ground and join government in finding solution to the current economic crunch the nation was grappling with.