By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”Bishop of the Diocese of Okigwe South, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. David O.C. Onuoha, has lamented that industrial disputes were becoming a regular feature in the countryâ€™s national life.
Onuoha made the lamentation in his presidential address at the first session of the sixth synod held at Saint Peterâ€™s Church, Umuariam, Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State.
â€œThe poor handling of these disputes has resulted in frequent strikes which unions embark upon. We are worried that every month, one union or the other is going on strike,â€ Bishop Onuoha fumed.
Recalling with grief that Nigeria has experienced industrial disputes that led to the closure of educational institutions, Onuoha said that health personnel embarking on strike was a clear indication that Nigeria was very sick.
â€œA critical and objective reflection on this development will show that these strikes are reactionary. The apparent injustice inherent in our nation is the root cause of all these,â€ Onuoha said.