NLC calls for emergency meeting on Tuesday over fuel subsidy
Written by Taiwo Adediran on December 21, 2015
The Nigeria Labor Congress has called an emergency meeting of its National Working Committee for Tuesday, to take a decision on the increasing demand for the removal of fuel subsidy by some sections of the Nigerian society.
This is as the Trade Union Congress promised to resist any move by the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidy. The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, said the scheduled meeting would deliberate on critical issues affecting the workers and the citizens.
Ozo-Eson listed the areas of deliberation to also include the planned increase of electricity tariff, and plans by some state governors to reduce workers’ pay. He said the NLC is opposed to the removal of the fuel subsidy because of its grave implication on the working population and other Nigerians.
Meanwhile, the president of the TUC, Mr. Bala Kaigama, urged the Federal Government to adopt measures against those behind the diversion of the ideals of the subsidy rather than punishing innocent Nigerians for the fraud. He said the TUC was ready to collaborate with the NLC and the civil society movement in the country to resist the conspiracy against the subsidy.