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63rd independence: Nigeria needs a national vision

The Nigeria Labour Congress is set to embark on a nationwide strike on Tuesday, October 3.

As Nigeria mark her 63rd Independence Anniversary, it has become imperative for the federal government to have a sustainable national vision with which successive administration will follow, irrespective of political affiliation.

Speaking on the national vision a clergy, Dr Effa Emmanuel pointed out that lack of a sustainable national Vision serve as a draw back to speedy policy implementation hence the incessant strike actions.

The orgamised labour had embarked on a warning strike on September 5 and 6 in protest of the sufferings of Nigerians due to the removal of the fuel subsidy in May at the commencement of the Tinubu-led administration.

Commenting on the proposed nationwide strike by NLC, Dr Effa Emmanuel who is the Lead Pastor, World Royal City Church cautioned the NLC over the planned nationwide protest stating that it would hamper the already harsh economy.

According to him, the proposed industrial action can negatively impact the economic progress of the nation which the NLC aims to protect.

Dr Emmanuel described the NLC as the voice of the workforce and conscience of the nation noting that the removal of fuel subsidy was a necessary pain Nigerians must bear to position the nation on the path of greatness.

On welfare to the less privilege in the society, Dr Emmanuel called for collective effort from religious leaders and well meaning Nigerians to support the government in alleviating their pains

Highlights of the event was the donation of food and clothing to over 500 pastors to meet the needs of the members as a way of support from the church.

Reporting by Muzha Kucha; Editing by Julian Osamoto