BY EVELYN DAUA, ABUJA – The All Atiku Support Groups (AASG) on Thursday declared that the current reality facing Nigerians is more than enough drive to propel labour into action.
This is as the AASG said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has no business whatsoever with the decisions of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to embark on any strike action, stressing that Atiku is not needed to move them to action.
AASG which stated these while responding to an allegation leveled against Atiku by the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) at a press conference in Abuja concerning a planned strike action by the NLC and TUC to protest the increases in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff, stressed that the organized labour does not need any motivation to discharge its responsibilities to Nigerian workers.
It noted that it is most unfortunate that a group, which claims to be a youth organization cannot see beyond its nose that the policies and actions of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is almost crippling the whole nation and that poverty is starring most Nigerians on the face.
These were contained in a statement by the Coordinator of AASG, Oladimeji Fabiyi in which he also said that it is disappointing that those who are supposed to champion the cause of the youth are the ones adopting cheap blackmail as a diversionary tactics to market an unpopular policy instead of advancing better strategies by advising their sponsors to put a human face to the implementation of policies that are compromising the interest of Nigerians.
AASG further said; “NYCN should check out the number, quality, character and passion of youths who revere Atiku Abubakar because of the programmes he has for them and the thousands of youths he has pulled out of poverty and empowered over the decades.
“Youths who relate with Atiku Abubakar have never and will never be used to embark on a mission to sale their birth right for a mere porridge,” the group said.
AASG therefore urged Nigerians to discountenance the mischief of NYCN as its statement is the voice of Jacob and hand of Esau.