The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed deep disappointment in the Federal Government’s failure to meet their demands since the removal of the fuel subsidy four months ago. The union claims that ample time has been given to the government to address these pressing issues.
Among the key demands put forth by the NLC are the need for a minimum wage review, the establishment of a workable roadmap for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) adoption, the urgent repair of the nation’s refineries, and the settlement of salary arrears owed to lecturers.
With an ultimatum set to expire at the end of this week, tension is mounting as the NLC prepares for an indefinite strike to protest the prevailing economic hardships in the country.
The latest attempt to resolve this impasse saw the NLC hold a second meeting with the Federal Government, which unfortunately ended in a deadlock on Monday. NLC President Joe Ajaero emphasized the frustration felt by the union during an appearance on Channels Television, stating, “We agree that the Federal Government has had more than enough time for the past four months, and that even if there is a commitment, between now and the next four days, issues will be resolved. And we hope that the minister, Simon Lalong, will work with us within these next few days to make sure we resolve the problem.”
As the ultimatum clock ticks away, the nation watches with bated breath, hoping for a resolution that will avert the impending strike and address the NLC’s pressing concerns.