Femi Fani-Kayode, the former Minister of Aviation, has accused the leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of being in the pay of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP). Fani-Kayode made these remarks in a personal statement he issued on Monday.
He expressed his dissatisfaction, stating that the NLC leadership did not protest or threaten to go on strike when the government implemented a controversial and unconstitutional policy of confiscating and depriving people of money, resulting in immense suffering, hunger, destruction, death, hardship, depression, frustration, madness, and despair for millions of Nigerians.
However, Fani-Kayode criticized the NLC for now threatening to go on strike over the implementation of a well-considered and credible policy to remove oil subsidies. He questioned the sincerity, double standards, and hypocrisy of the NLC leadership, suggesting that they were following a predetermined agenda and acting as opportunistic mercenaries under the influence of Peter Obi.
He argued that regardless of the NLC’s opposition, the removal of oil subsidies is essential and inevitable. Fani-Kayode believed that this is the only way to rescue Nigeria from the financial challenges, decay, and deterioration it has experienced over the past 15 years and set the nation on the path of genuine development.