The President of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo, has declared that the union will go ahead with its planned strike, even though there is a standing court order prohibiting it. Osifo defended the decision by accusing the Federal Government of frequently disregarding court orders and setting a negative example for labor unions....Click Here To Continue Reading>>
“We are copying what the Federal Government is doing,” Osifo said in an interview on Arise TV.
He pointed to instances where the government has ignored court orders, such as the case of Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele, who was detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) despite court orders for his release.
Osifo further questioned the validity of the court order against the TUC’s strike, suggesting that it may be a “black market injunction” aimed at crippling labor movements. He challenged the authorities to arrest all Nigerian workers if they were serious about enforcing the order.
“I don’t have any Service,” Osifo said. “If you want to charge us to Court, we are here. We are not running away, Nigeria is our own. We will fight for the soul of this Country,” he added defiantly.
The nationwide strike, which started on Monday, is a protest against the alleged brutality meted out to Joe Ajaero, NLC president, in Imo state on November 1.