Subsidy Removal: Senate Meets Organised Labour In Abuja

Senate President Godswill Akpabio and the upper legislative body’s leadership are meeting with organized labor at the National Assembly premises in Abuja.

According to Joe Ajaero, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), labour met parliamentarians at the request of the Senate to voice their concerns about the subsidy withdrawal.

Ajaero said at the meeting that the increase in the expense of PMS without anything on the ground to alleviate the pain is terrible.

He went on to say that during the demonstration that organized labour staged before the National Assembly, the unions delivered a paper that encapsulated their demands, and that he believes the leadership has reviewed the text.

The NLC president claimed that Nigerians are suffering as a result of the rise of PMS, which is at the heart of economic activity and impacts everyone when it is affected.

Asides from the NLC chief, the President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Festus Osifo and some members of the unions, are also in the meeting.

Organised labour is pushing for a reduction in the pump price of petroleum following the removal of subsidy on the product.

The TUC and NLC are also demanding an increase in minimum wage among others.

Recently, they organised a nationwide protest to push their demands but suspended it after a meeting with the Federal Government which took them to court later withdrew the case.

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