The proposed strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) will be counter-productive if it goes ahead, private employers said.
Director-General of the Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Mr. Adewale-Smart Oyerinde, said the proposed strike will be counter-productive, adding that it will hurt employers and employees.
The NECA boss, who applauded the Federal Government for the steps taken so far, however, said there was need for the government to do more.
He said: “The approval of N5billion to each state is a step, because if the money is well spent in a state economy, it will trigger some level of consumption, which will also go back into production.
“We are also aware that the government is sharing rice. But, these efforts are not enough.”
“Our position remains the same on the issue. And that is, if you negotiate, courtesy demands that you live up to the terms of negotiation.
“But, if anything arises that makes it difficult to live up to the terms of the negotiation, there is opportunity to renegotiate the terms that have been agreed upon, if you don’t have the capacity to implement.”
“We are calling on the government to do all that is necessary to avoid the strike.
“But if the strike should happen, it will be counter-productive for both employers and the workers.”