What I’ll do if labour unions continue strike – Charly Boy

Popular Nigerian singer, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has vowed to mobilise 90 per cent of Nigeria’s power bikers for a rally in support of labour unions in Abuja.

The maverick singer, however, said the condition for him to do that is if the unions do not end the strike before next week.

On his X handle, he wrote in Pidgin, “If NLC no f**k up and cancel this strike by next week. I go mobilize 90% of Nigerians Power Bikers. We go storm Abuja, if heaven go fall or the devil go land. We will say, bring it on.

“I just don tire. Yeye dey smell.”

However, the strike action which crippled the country’s economy has been suspended by the unions.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) 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.

But the suspension of the strike was confirmed by the TUC chairman, Festus Osifo on Tuesday.

He noted that the unions’ decision is to give room for uninterrupted meetings with the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage.

It was reported that both the government and the unions have reached an agreement. While the new minimum wage amount was not specified, both parties agreed that the federal government would commit to a figure higher than the N60,000 it currently offers.