Sale of national assets: Labour unions threaten strike action

Labour unions in the country have threatened to embark on a strike action over plans by the Federal Government to sell off some of the country’s national assets, The Punch reports.

The Federal Government had been advised by billionaire Aliko Dangote to sell of the nation’s shares in Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Dangote’s advise was supported by Senate President Bukola Saraki when the senate resumed from its recess.

The Public Relations Officer, PENGASSAN, Mr. Emmanuel Ojugbana, said on Friday that the union is currently deliberating on the matter.

He said, “We are getting our full statement on this issue ready and by Monday, PENGASSAN shall make its position clear.”

The Nigeria Labour Congress’s General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, said the body will make its decision known on the issue by next week in a press conference.

He said, “We have issued a formal statement to reject the whole process, we issued that yesterday. We will address a press conference next week on this matter. We are going to address a press conference on this matter, in the afternoon on Monday.”

The General-Secretary, Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association, Mr. Olawode Adebanji, wondered how the Federal Government planned to undertake the sale of the assets.

Adebanji said, “Is it the airspace that you are privatising? Is it the buildings or the services? We still don’t have a clear picture. In the privatisation of the PHCN, the government still has control and it is holding on to transmission. So we think the same thing should be done here in the aviation sector.”

Comments (2)

  1. Comment: soon nigeria will be sold after all its an empty carton that remains they have milk it dry

  2. Comr.Shedrack Fubara

    I endorse the proposed action by the Unions. They should stand up & stop crooked politicians from selling assets they didn’t build.

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