The Organised Private Sector Union Forum (OPSUF) under the umbrella of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to sanction any of its members who refuse to join to planned protest against hike in fuel price and electricity tariff on Monday.
Temple Morford, the Chairman, Organised Private Sector Union Forum, stated this on Saturday, adding that the union would set up a monitoring committee to monitor compliance across the state.
“I hereby call on all workers of the private sector to join the strike action, they should make sure that there is total shutdown; both land, air and sea, there should be no operations,” said Morford.
“The filling stations, transportation workers and all others should shut down under the private sector unions because Nigerians are being victimised and we cannot continue to be in our own country and be suffering while people from other countries that we give electricity supply enjoy 24 hours supply.”
The private sector labour union chairman further stated that the workers would down tools until the government reverts the fuel price to N120 per litre, adding that it was saddening to know that foreign countries Nigeria supply electricity for huge fees were enjoying 24 hours of electricity supply while Nigeria was still in darkness.
“Whosoever fails to comply with this decision, that person would be made to face the consequences of Nigerian Labour Congress, we would set up a monitoring team to checkmate those who would default the decision of the NEC,” he said.
“Whereby any of the sectors fails to comply, we would have no option than to deal decisively with that sector, fuel price must come back to status quo, let it go back to N120 per litre, where it was before.”