• March 21, 2023

NLC issues seven days warning strike notice to FG

 NLC issues seven days warning strike notice to FG

By our Reporter

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Nigerian government to end the current Naira and fuel scarcity confronting the people.

The union’s position was contained in a communiqué issued and jointly signed by its president, Joe Ajaero, and its General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, on Tuesday.

The communiqué was issued at the end of the congress’ Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting held on Monday.

The union said the poor implementation of the Naira re-design policy has caused considerable pain and hardship for the people.

It also said in the period under review, three major issues have engaged the attention of the nation.

“They are presidential/national assembly elections; scarcity of Petroleum motor spirit (PMS) and redesigning of the Naira notes and its aftermath,” it said.

Ajaero

“Accordingly, CWC resolved to give the government seven working days beginning from Tuesday, March 14 to make Naira notes available to the people or Congress would be compelled to direct its members to withdraw their services.

“Similarly, the CWC-in-session, after reviewing the fuel supply situation in the country and the attendant arbitrary costs at filling stations, expressed dismay at the nonchalance of the NNPC and Government. It accordingly resolved to ask the NNPC/ FGN to normalise the fuel supply situation.”

The union also expressed outrage at the “surreptitious increase in electricity tariff without notice and without improvement in the quality of service.”

“CWC resolved that henceforth any surreptitious increase would be met with an appropriate response,” it added.

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