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Resolve economic crisis, Labour tells Buhari

LABOUR, on Monday, challenged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to resolve the current economic crisis and ensure that the period of recession is short; irrespective of why the economy went into it and who was the cause of the current crisis.

Speaking at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union of educational and associated institutions (NASU), in Abuja, the president of NASU, Comrade Chris Ani and the deputy president of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and NASU’s General-Secretary, Comrade Peters Adeyemi, said the organised Labour and Nigerians were no longer interested in the cause of the crisis or who were behind it; warning that the blame game should stop.

They warned that workers and Nigerians should not be made to face the brunt of economic recession, while those whole stole and crippled the nation’s resources were working around enjoying their loot.

In his address, Comrade Ani said “we want to warn that NASU members and, indeed, Nigerian workers are no longer ready to be used as scape goats or sacrificial lambs to appease the god of economic recession.”

He warned that NASU leadership may not be able to guarantee peace across the nation’s universities because of the hardship workers were going through due to the economy recession.

Comrade Adeyemi asked the government to take responsibilities and do what was right, in order to get the country out of the current crisis.