Strike: Shutting down national grid was evil – Okupe tackles labour

Strike: Shutting down national grid was evil – Okupe tackles labour

A former presidential spokesman, Doyin Okupe, on Friday lashed out at the organised labour for shutting down the national grid during the one-day nationwide strike.

Okupe said it was evil and sinful for labour to have switched off the national grid during the nationwide strike.

On Monday, labour declared an indefinite strike to push for a new national minimum wage.

The strike led to Nigeria being thrown into darkness as labour supervised the switching off of the national grid.

However, the former spokesman of the Obi-Datti presidential campaign council described the action of labour as unacceptable.

Appearing on Channels Television Politics Today, Okupe said: “In Nigeria today, people are losing the sense of what is right or wrong. You can’t go and switch off the national grid of a nation. It is unacceptable.

“But I also do not blame Labour; the situation should never have arisen. We have a government in place; where is the security? Where is the intelligence? People are taking politics too far. You have a point to make but you should not grind the government to a halt. Labour went off course by shutting off the national grid; that is evil; it is sinful and unacceptable.”

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