Economic Hardship: You Are Not The Only Voice Of Nigerians – Tinubu Warns NLC


Feb 29, 2024

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has warned protesting labour unions in the country against causing unrest.

ADULAWO News reports that the Nigerian leader gave the warning in his speech on Thursday during the inauguration of the Red Line Rail Project in Lagos.

Tinubu, who said he watched how people are demonstrating across the country over the ongoing hardship, said that unions must not hide under the guise of human rights to cause unrest.
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“You are not the only voice Nigeria has…” Tinubu said.

ADULAWO News recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) members staged a demonstration across the states on Tuesday over the continued rise of the price of commodities, among other economic crises in Nigeria.

However, having commended the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the Red Line project, and extended his regards to all dignitaries present at the occasion, President Tinubu reiterated that he sees the groaning of the people over the current economic hardship in the country.

He said, “Allow me to throw a jab here. The Labour Union should understand that you are not the only one with freedom and rights.
“If you want to participate in the electoral process, meet us in 2027. If not, maintain peace. You are not the only voice of Nigeria.”
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Tinubu, however, said his administration will not back down on its policies and actions taken to curb corruption and make good use of diverted funds in the public sector.

“When you put people at the focus of your vision and planning, you will understand the value of democracy,” Tinubu said.

The President said the commissioning of the Red Line was the culmination of the vision he nursed 25 years ago when he was governor of the state, calling for more collaboration between the Ministry of Transport and other states to develop railway infrastructures across the country.

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