Labour committed treason by shutting down national grid – SGF, Akume

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, George Akume, says the organized labour committed treason by shutting down the national grid during the nationwide strike.

Akume made this statement on Thursday in Abuja at a meeting with the National Executive Council NEC, of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.

“Nowhere in the world has labour ever tampered with the national grid. It is treason. Treasonable felony is economic sabotage; you don’t do that.

“We are trying to rebuild the economy. The president is picking it up, and they want to destroy it. Of what use is that to all of us? That is not the way,” he said.

The SGF, while speaking on the efforts of the government to ease the economic hardship in the country, assured that Compressed Natural Gas, CNG buses, rice, and other essentials would soon be available to Nigerians to ease the hardship.

“It is not that we are not working. We are working, and that is why we implemented the N35,000 wage, which is more than the minimum wage.

“There are buses ready to be distributed, and soon, rice and other essentials will be available,” he added.

According to him, the church must partner with the government in the provision of infrastructure for the citizens.

“The church must collaborate with the government in providing facilities for people, whether it is in education, health, or agriculture,” Akume said.