A former House of Representatives member, Hon. Robinson Uwak, has commended President Tinubu, the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on the handling of the indefinite nationwide strike and its suspension.
Uwak, in a statement on Sunday, said the action was a demonstration of patriotism and empathy towards ordinary Nigerians who would have suffered the most impact from an indefinite strike.
He sympathised with Comrade Joe Ajaero, the NLC president, over the assault he suffered in Imo State during his visit to show solidarity with the workers.
He also commended the security agencies for their quick intervention and investigation into the matter, leading to a swift resolution of the conflict.
Uwak also thanked President Tinubu for the approval of the payment of the sum of N35,000 in extra allowance to all federal workers as a palliative measure to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal and ease workers and households across the nation.
“I have no doubt that the proposed cash transfers to 15 million households will further ameliorate the plight of the very poor and vulnerable households in the country and strengthen the social safety nets,” he said.