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“You Have More Strikes Than Osimhen” Reno Omokri Blasts NLC

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Social media influencer and critic, Reno Omokri has blasted the Nigeria Labour Congress for its incessant strikes within nine months.




The former presidential spokesman said if the NLC should call for another strike, then it is no longer about the interest of Nigeria.

Deploying sarcasm, Omokri said the NLC has more strikes than the lead striker of the Nigerian senior football team, Victor Osimhen. Osimhen managed to pull only one strike during the recently concluded African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

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Writing on his Facebook page, Omokri stated: “If the NLC calls for its fifth strike action in nine months of the Tinubu administration, it is no longer about Nigeria. It will be about politics. It will be about sabotaging Nigeria. It will be about other interests. Personal interests.

“Because I have never heard of or witnessed a country where their organised labour has more strikes than a football striker like Victor Osimhen. This is the same NLC that did not go on strike during the Naira redesign policy of the Buhari regime that led to Naira scarcity and unprecedented suffering amongst Nigerians, because they felt it would benefit a particular candidate. Enough already with these threats.

“If his colleagues cannot call Joe Ajaero to order, then Nigerians must ignore him. He has cried wolf too many times!”

President Bola Tinubu had recently thrown a similar jibe at the NLC following the two day-national protest embarked upon by the union.


Speaking in Lagos at the launch of the red light rail, Tinubu said: “Let me jibe at the labour unions, no matter how much we claim to our freedom and right, four strikes within nine months of an administration is unacceptable.




“If you want to participate in the electoral process wait till 2027, if not maintain peace, you are not the only voice in Nigeria,” he said.