Praise the work for suspending the strike
On Sunday, the Presidency alleged that it was the country’s enemies who were sponsoring and encouraging discord and anarchy against the government, either for selfish purposes or as revenge for alleged injuries.
The Presidency warned Nigerians to be careful around such people, saying that the government led by Muhammadu Buhari was only interested in generating a better quality of life for the citizens.
A statement issued by the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, claimed that some elements of the anti-government opposition had wanted to hide under the failed strike planned by the union to attack the Buhari administration.
However, he noted that some people were disappointed that the unions followed the honor side by suspending the strike over rising gasoline prices and the electricity tariff.
According to the statement, “Since the organized workers followed the path of meaning and sensitivity last week, seeing the reason with the imperatives of the fuel price adjustment and opening a new dialogue window on the electricity rate based on the service, some groups of Nigerians have been in pain, discontent and heartbroken.
“Apparently they had perfected plans to use the union strike as a smokescreen to unleash anarchy on earth, fomenting chaos and civil disobedience. But the plan exploded in their faces, and they have been in severe pain ever since. They have launched a series of tirades against organized labor.
“For some interest groups, their intention was to use the umbrella of the strike to promote their whimsical and far-fetched dream of a revolution in the country. It broke their faces.
“For some others, Bitter-Enders, who have remained entrenched in pre-2015 and 2019 election mode, it was an opportunity to avenge the Occupy Nigeria protests of 2012, which they believe greatly devalued the incumbent government and led to his eventual overthrow in 2015.
“The strike that was going to emerge last week, they wanted to seize it as an opportunity for a pound of meat, which they calculated would both weaken the government and influence the 2023 elections.
“For them, it was about yearning for power, their garments and accessories. Nothing about love of country. Since then, they have been calling out organized workers of all kinds, claiming they misled Nigerians.
“The times in which we live, with severe economic and social security challenges, demand that everyone be on deck, and the goodwill and support of the government, which strives to bring the nation into balance. We congratulate the work organized for putting the country first.
“Those who sponsor and foment discord and anarchy, whether for selfish ends or as revenge for perceived harm, are enemies of the country. Nigerians are urged to be careful with them, as the Muhammadu Buhari government is only interested in generating a better quality of life for the citizenry. Nothing more.”