The Plateau state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Friday directed workers in all its affiliate unions to commence an indefinite strike as soon as the ultimatum given to the state government expires on May 4.
While briefing journalists in Jos, state capital, during the occasion to mark this year’s Workers’ Day, Jibrin Bancir, Plateau State NLC chairman, said the NLC must take the action to bring its plights to the attention of the governor Jonah Jang administration.
“It is apparent that we must take the last action so that we will not continually be subjected to slavery by the government of Dr. Jonah Jang. Plateau workers will not be celebrating the May Day with our colleagues all over the world because of bad governance and inhuman treatment that we have been subjected to over the years by the Jang administration,” said.
Bancir, who bemoaned the trauma workers in the state have been made to go through, stressed that the sacrifices of the workers towards developing the state would not be forgotten. “The pains of the workers will not be forgotten as they would be remembered for the sacrifices and positive contributions they have made for the development of the state. We have no doubt kept faith with our democracy over the years for the unity of our country, Nigeria, but what we have received in return as dividends of democracy is trauma and anguish that our members have been made to go through,” he further stressed.