President Bola Tinubu has reprimanded Labour unions in the country over frequent calls for an industrial action.

The President took a shot at the unions in Lagos on Thursday during the inauguration of the state’s Red Line Rail service, two days after the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) held a nationwide protest over the economic hardship in the country.


Addressing those in attendance at the inauguration, President Tinubu asked for permission to throw a jab before sending a message to the Organised Labour, with main members being the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

He said the Unions should understand that no matter how long exercise their freedom and rights, the first strike within nine months of an administration was unacceptable.


Away from the Organised Labour, the President hailed the Lagos Red Line Rail as evidence that despite bureaucracy, an agency guided by the right leadership and with a focus to work for the people – will always make a difference.

The President also used the occasion to address Nigerians, pledging that things will get better.