BREAKING: President Tinubu Set to Meet With NLC Over Fuel Subsidy

BREAKING: President Tinubu Set to Meet With NLC Over Fuel Subsidy

  • The NLC and representatives of the Bola Tinubu-led federal government have been scheduled to meet today, Wednesday
  • Joe Ajaero, the national president of the NLC, disclosed the development on Wednesday morning, stating that the meeting would be about the planned removal of the fuel subsidy
  • According to Ajaero, the position of the NLC is known from the beginning, and the president's pronouncement can be reviewed

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu-led federal government representatives will meet with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) team today, Wednesday, May 31, over the planned removal of the fuel subsidy.

According to The Punch, Joe Ajaero, the national president of the NLC, revealed the development in an interview on Channels Television on Wednesday.

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Tinubu is to meet with NLC on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Twitter

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The NLC president maintained that the congress had made its position known, and even if the president has good intentions, there must be an alternative before removing the subsidy.

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Ajaero noted that Tinubu should first determine the implications of removing the fuel subsidy on the ordinary Nigerian.

According to the NLC boss, the alternative that must be provided before removing the subsidy include repairing the four refineries and providing alternative transportation for Nigerian workers, to mention a few.

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He then called for a review of the president's pronouncement, describing it as a law made by humans and can be changed by humans.

His statement reads in part:

“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?”

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Bola Tinubu had, on Monday, May 29, reiterated his plan to remove the fuel subsidy, adding that there was no provision for it in the 2023 budget.

"I pity Tinubu": NLC president speaks on disputes president-elect will inherit earlier reported that the president of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, has pitied the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, over the number of industrial disputes he will inherit from Monday.

Ajaero said the Buhari administration tried to maintain industrial harmony, which was not enough to solve many industrial disputes it was leaving behind.

The NLC president noted that agreement was made with the doctors but not implemented and that the issues with ASUU were not resolved.


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