Power must not be used to settle scores” – Ben Bruce slams NLC over nationwide strike


A former Bayelsa Senator, Ben Murray Bruce, has faulted the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shut down the nation over the union’s rift with the Imo State government.

Recall that the NLC on Monday, vowed to embark on national industrial action from 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Addressing journalists yesterday, November 13, President of Trade Union Congress, Festus Osifo, said that the strike would remain until “government at all levels wake up to their responsibility.”

Faulting the union’s move in a tweet on Monday night, Bruce called on the Nigerian labor union to be rational and consider the national interest.

He said:

“A nationwide strike now because of an isolated incident in just one state that is already being addressed is not in Nigeria’s interest.

It may further a personal interest, but it will harm the national interest.

“Power must not be used to settle scores. Instead, it must be used to promote the shores of our economic and democratic progress.

I call on the Nigerian Labour Congress to be rational and put the national interest and let peace reign.”