IPMAN Asks Members Not To Join Labour Strike 

Yemisi Izuora

The National Executive Council of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), on Saturday urged its members not to join in the  scheduled strike action by the Nigerian Labour  Congress (NLC).

The National Public Relations Officer of  IPMAN,  Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman stated this in a statement issued in Abuuja.

He  said that the national body of the association had  directed all IPMAN members to continue with their normal businesses while NLC goes ahead with the  strike.

“We are calling on the NLC to realise that deregulation is inevitable. It remains  the surest way to bring back our economy to normalcy.

“There is no country in the world that can  sustain its economy without deregulating it.

“We urge Nigerians to cooperate with  government in ensuring that our economy grows,” Suleiman said.

It would be recalled that the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had  been mobilising members for the scheduled strike action in protest against recent hike in fuel price and electricity tariff.

TUC had written to all its affiliates and state councils urging them to take charge of the process.

The letter, signed by its Secretary General, Musa-Lawal Ozigi, stated the TUC and NLC “have jointly resolved to commence a national industrial action from Sept. 28.

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