The position of the Nigeria Labor Congress on the planned removal of fuel subsidy is anti people

Posted by Afam Nnaji | 5 years ago | 1,814 times

NLC should look for other meaningful battles to wage or protests to carry out.

President Buhari remove fuel subsidy so that this whole issue of subsidy fraud, corruption and product availability problem will be solved once and for all.

This idea of NLC using Nigerian masses as tools for negotiation should be dealt with too.

Each time the issue of fuel subsidy comes up the NLC negotiates with the presidency and a partial subsidy removal is achieved and this keeps the subsidy business alive for the next NLC leadership to benefit from.

Away with fuel subsidy!!!

Nigerians must take their destinies in their own hands. NLC won’t help you and in reality they don’t give a damn.

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NLC Cautions Federal Government Against Removing Fuel Subsidy

Oluwatobi Bolashodun 7 months ago 32

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the federal government against removing the fuel subsidy in the country.
The president of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, argued in a statement on Tuesday that the disagreement between the federal government and the marketers on the exact amount of money owed the marketers, indicated that the current fuel scarcity could be a ploy to remove the fuel subsidy, The Punch reports.

‎Wabba said the NLC’s opposition to the removal of the fuel subsidy had not changed.

He urged the federal government to settle debts owed marketers if any, and to address the issue of fuel scarcity and long fuel queues in the country.

The NLC president lamented that the long fuel scarcity had continued to eat into the nation’s productive hours ‎as workers continued to spend long hours in search of fuel.

He stated that some people had taken advantage of the scarcity to exploit Nigerians, who were being made to p‎ay between N120 to N130 for a litre of fuel.

He said the federal government which presides over the petroleum industry had a responsibility to address the disturbing development.

He said; “This painful experience Nigerians have been subjected to has been exacerbated by the embarrassing tirade between the fuel marketers and the Federal Government, represented by the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on the actual amount owed the marketers.”

 

Wabba added that the NLC was worried about the worsening scarcity of fuel in Abuja, the southwest ‎and other regions of the federation.

Meanwhile, the congress has pushed for N90,000 as a minimum wage for workers in the country, saying that the five-year operational period of the current N18,000 minimum wage would come to an end this year and it must be reviewed.

Culled from https://www.naij.com/433401-nlc-cautions-federal-government-against-removing-fuel-subsidy.html

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