The Nigeria Labour Congres (NLC) has announced a two-day warning strike beginning on September 5 to protest against the Federal Government’s failure to address the challenges caused by the removal of fuel subsidy.
The NLC President, Joe Ajaero, who spoke to newsmen today, September 1, said: “The first increase in the pump price of petroleum products and the last one moved a lot of people from the borderline to a very high level of poverty.
“Now, if you calculate it, you will discover that this will not translate to N1,500 per person and you ask: is that the impact? Is that really what we want to achieve?
“Let’s assume it’s a loan. What is really going to happen? Is it garbage in, garbage out?
“If it is N5 billion, I think organised labour would want anybody to do the calculation and tell us how it is going to impact Nigerians on what is happening currently. If it is a loan, then it is too bad.”
The labour union is accusing the Federal Government of abandoning the negotiations and failing to implement some of the resolutions from previous meetings.