Strike: Falz throws weight behind labour despite losing money

Despite losing money due to the recently suspended strike, Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, aka Falz, has thrown his weight behind the labour unions.

The lawyer noted that he is in support of the cause of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) even though the civil disobedience disrupted his business.

According to Falz, due to the closure of airports on Monday, he was unable to fly back to Lagos from Owerri, leaving the singer stranded in the Southeastern state.

Furthermore, because he couldn’t fly into Lagos yesterday, he lost money he spent organising a video shoot scheduled for Monday.

But all those losses didn’t matter to the singer because he understands the reasons for the strike, Falz noted. 

Speaking in a video message shared via his Instagram account, Falz said, “I woke up this morning, set out for the airport only to hear that the airport is closed, all the flights are cancelled because of the strike action. I can’t make it to Lagos, now stuck in Uyo.

“It affected me because there is a video shoot I’m supposed to do in Lagos today, I ended up losing money because we have already booked stuff, so we are going to have to pay another amount. Despite the fact that it really affected me, I understand the reason for the strike and I’m with them. I am with the labour. In fact, this strike is supposed to happen earlier than now.”

Recall that the labour unions embarked on an indefinite strike on Monday to force the government to agree on a new minimum wage for workers and reevaluate the increase in electricity prices for certain consumers.

The strike was, however, suspended for five days on Tuesday to give room for deliberation.