Just moments into another disturbing news of petrol pump price rising to over N600, the Nigeria Labour Congress has resolved to pull out of the various committees on fuel subsidy palliatives and rejects any further increase of the product.
In a Release signed by NLC President, Joe Ajaero and titled: ‘ the proposed palliatives, Cash Transfers, robs the poor and pays the rich: we reject it, as the Labour movement insists that it has restrained itself and allowed to be in some palliatives committees, to avoid any misinterpretation from the new government in power, but it appears workers patience are being taken for granted.
The NLC says since June 19, 2023 when it was agreed to set up committees with a National Steering Committee, government is yet to make any move to inaugurate the committees, but news flying around of further hike in pump price.
The NLC warns that the current government must watch clearly and observe that the impunity displayed by the immediate past government, is not allowed to rare its ugly head, and that the workers are fully ready to stop any anti-people policy.
On the proposed N8000 palliatives to 12 million families, the Labour movement says it stands rejected as it is another charade of the Nigerian ruling class to deceive the poor masses.
Labour argues that it does not have confidence on how the data of the 12 million poor family was arrived at, calling on Nigerians to reject it as it is most likely to go the way of the homegrown school feeding programme and the covid-19 palliative, which were more or less conduit pipes for corruption.
(Editor : Ena Agbanoma)