Association of Commodity Market Women and Men of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter, Chief Juliana Raimi, says the group will not participate in the NLC strike over the increase in the pump price of petrol.
Raimi told newsmen in Ibadan on Sunday after the association’s meeting that the strike was belated and a distraction.
“I hope you can see that majority of our traders are not interested in this strike action of the labour union. Why did the labour union wait till now before reacting?
“We, the traders, expect the labour leaders to have demonstrated before now, especially when we were buying the petroleum products at much exorbitant prices which made prices of commodities to skyrocket,” she said.
She also said that the strike action would increase the hardship the people were facing.
“We are urging the labour leaders not to inflict more pains on us by asking us to stay at home again, ‘’ she said.
Raimi further advised organised labour to employ other peaceful ways of making government to realise the harsh effects of the hike on the ordinary people.
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