Organised labour urged to ameliorate plights of Imo residents
By Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
The Convener of Imo Christian Youth Peace Initiative Mr Oluchukwu Nnabugwu, has called on the organized labour to call off the industrial action in Imo State to reduce hardship experienced by citizens
Mr Oluchukwu while speaking to Journalists in Owerri said time had come for the Government and the aggrieved labour leaders to resolve their differences in the interest of the masses.
He sympathised with residents of the state as they continue to experience black out and its effect on cost of goods and services.
Mr Nnabugwu also sympathised with the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress Comrade Joe Ajaero over the assault meted out to him in Owerri but stated that other avenues would have been adopted by the unions to seek redress as the strike has negatively affected the workers whose interest were being protected.
He expressed concern that the strike might affect the smooth conduct of the November 11 governorship election this Saturday and appealed to the Christian Association of Nigeria, political associations and other well meaning bodies to prevail on the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress to call off the strike.
He further called on eligible voters to come out enmasse on saturday to elect the candidate of their choice.