BREAKING: President Tinubu Ready To Meet With NLC
Today, May 31, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) team will meet with representatives of the federal government led by President Bola Tinubu to discuss the proposed withdrawal of the fuel subsidy.
NewsReport Nigeria reports that according to The Punch, Joe Ajaero, the national president of the NLC, revealed the development in an interview on Channels Television on Wednesday.
The NLC president maintained that the Labour had made his position known even if the president has good intentions, there must be an alternative on the ground before removing the subsidy
Ajaero noted that Tinubu should first question and find out the implications of removing the fuel subsidy on common Nigerians on the street.
According to the NLC boss, the alternative that must be provided before removing the subsidy include the repairing of the four refineries and the provision of alternative transportation for Nigerian workers to mention a few.
He then calls for a review of the president’s pronouncement, describing it as a law made by humans and can be changed by humans as well.
His statement read:
“Does it bring pleasure to us to say subsidy is gone and people start suffering? Is it not part of leadership for us to look at how the suffering of the people can be reduced?”