Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, to shelve its proposed strike scheduled to begin on Wednesday this week over the increase in the pump price of petrol as a result of the removal of fuel subsidy.
Governor Sanwo-Olu gave the advice on Sunday during an interview with newsmen after a Thanksgiving service at the Cathedral Church of Christ Marina, Lagos Island.
He said “It’s not the time for strike, during the campaign, every of our Presidential candidates said the first thing they were going to do is to remove the fuel subsidy, so, what has changed? What has the President done that is different from what any of the others would have done? Let’s wait and support this man, there’s no need for us to heat up the polity and there’s no
need for us to get political, its governance now”
Emphasising that the proposed industrial action would not solve anything, Governor Sanwo-Olu pointed out that President Bola Tinubu had promised to review the minimum wage and urged Labour Leaders to allow the President to settle in and work with him to ensure a turn around in the nation’s economy.
Explaining that his adminstration had already taken steps to review the salary of workers in the State employ, Governor Sanwo-Olu advised other State Government to also do so.
On the Thanksgiving service which is the grand finale of activities mapped out to celebrate his inauguration for a second term in office, Governor Sanwo-Olu who explained that similar services were held simultaneously across the State, reiterated his commitment to carry out more people oriented projects.
In a sermon during the service, the Provost of the Cathederal, the Very Reverend Adebola Ojofeitimi, enjoined Nigerians and political leaders to embrace the spirit of unity and selfless service to ensure rapid growth in the Country.
The Thanksgiving service was attended by family and friends of the Governor, the Deputy Governor and his family, former political appointees as well as top officials in the Lagos State Civil Service and thr all Progressives Congress, APC in Lagos