Al-Makura lauds organised labour for suspending protest, strike

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SEN. Umaru Al-Makura (APC, Nasarawa South) has commended the organised labour for suspending its planned nationwide protest and strike over a hike in electricity tariff and Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) pump price.

Al-Makura gave the commendation on Monday in Lafia, while receiving the State Executive Council (SEC) of the Nigeria Union Journalists, (NUJ) Nasarawa Council.

Al-Makura, who is the immediate past governor of Nasarawa State, said that the suspension of the action by the organised labour has brought relief to the country considering the negative impact of the strike on the nation.

“This is not the best of time to embark on strike given the challenges bedeviling the country, ranging from security, health, and economics, among others.

“This is a time that all hands need to be on deck towards addressing the numerous challenges bedeviling the country,” Al-Makura said.

He noted that the leadership of the organised labour had shown a high level of patriotism with the suspension of the planned industrial action, which deserved commendation.

He also thanked the Federal Government for giving in to some of the demands of labour, leading to the suspension of the mass action in the interest of the nation.

He expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari led-administration would continue to assiduously to tackle insecurity and better the living condition of Nigerians.

Al-Makura, therefore, called for the support of all Nigerian to enable the present government to deliver on its campaign promises.

The Senator thanked the media in Nasarawa state for their support when he held sway as governor for eight years and appealed that they extend the same to his successor, Governor Abdullahi Sule.

He pointed out that with the achievements of Gov. Sule in the last one year, Nasarawa would compete favourably with first-generation states at the end of his tenure.

Al-makura, therefore, promised to continue to support the present leadership of the union were necessary to succeed.

Earlier, Salihu Alkali, the State NUJ Chairman, said the visit was to identify with him as a former governor and Senator representing the state.

The Chairman commended the former governor for the developmental strides recorded by his administration across all sectors in the state.

He also thanked the former governor for his support of the union, especially the renovation of the NUJ Press Centre, Lafia. (NAN)

– Sept. 28, 2020 @ 18:07 GMT |

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