NLC’s Strike Decision Sparks Debate on Nigeria’s Economic Recovery, Senator Kalu Steps In

Abia Senator, Orji Uzor Kalu, has called on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to reconsider its planned nationwide strike.


In a statement via his social media handle, Kalu highlighted that the current economic difficulties are affecting all citizens, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

He emphasized the need for patience and cooperation with the new government’s efforts to revive the economy.

Appeal for Patience and Cooperation:

Orji Uzor Kalu, a senator representing Abia, passionately appealed to the Nigerian Labour Congress not to proceed with its proposed nationwide strike.

He acknowledged the challenging situation faced by all Nigerians, from the wealthy to the less privileged.


Even prominent figures like President Bola Tinubu are well aware of the prevailing hardships across the nation.

Kalu urged the NLC to consider the potential negative impact of their strike action on the already struggling economy.

Ridiculing the Economy:

Kalu warned that if the NLC insists on carrying out the planned strike, it may end up ridiculing the nation’s economy.

He emphasized that the federal government is putting in significant efforts to revive the economy, and any disruptions caused by the strike could prove detrimental to these recovery initiatives.

The senator implored the labor union to give the new government some time to implement its policies and reforms before resorting to such drastic measures.


Government’s Economic Revival Efforts:

In his plea, Orji Uzor Kalu highlighted the commitment of the federal government to revive the economy.

He asked the NLC to exercise patience and allow the new government to work towards stabilizing the country’s economic situation.

Kalu, who is also an employer of labor, empathized with the difficulties faced by businesses and citizens alike.

He urged the labor union to support the government’s efforts rather than adding to the existing challenges through a nationwide strike.

NLC’s Planned Strike:

Naija News had earlier reported that the NLC announced plans for a nationwide strike to commence on August 2, 2023.


The labor union cited their objective as rescuing Nigerians from what they deemed as the detrimental effects of the government’s ‘poor policies.’

However, in light of Orji Uzor Kalu’s plea and the government’s ongoing efforts to address the economic challenges, the NLC may reconsider its stance and engage in further dialogues with the authorities.

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