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Kano marketers to shun planned strike

Leaders from various markets in Kano state have announced their decision not to participate in the proposed NLC nationwide strike scheduled to commence on Wednesday. This was made known on Monday evening during a press briefing with news men in Kano.

The group stated that considering the series of fire outbreak recorded in the state in the past month, commercial activities in the state has suffered a major setback and that closing up markets would further plunge the state into further poverty.

They accuse NLC of selfishness hiding behind fuel subsidy to fight the federal government over their own personal interest, giving Nigerians the impression that they are fighting for their interest.

According to Bashir Aliyu, Chairman Beirut Road Market, advised that instead of industrial strike at a time Nigerians are struggling to afford three square meal, NLC and the Federal Government should sit on a round table to resolve their differences. He described the move as politically motivated by some few individual whom are benefiting from the huge amount of money the FG is wasting on subsidy to the detriment of the larger population.

When asked whether their decision was influenced by anyone, Bashir stated that the Association unanimously agreed on the decision without the interference of any political party or any government official in the state, stressing that NLC’s decision is not the best for the country at the moment.

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