The Nigeria Labour Congress has leveled accusations against the Federal Government, asserting that negotiations regarding post-subsidy support for workers have been significantly delayed, occurring four months subsequent to the removal of the fuel subsidy. This situation has further exacerbated the challenges being faced by the country.
In response to what they perceive as government inaction, organized labor is convening an emergency National Executive Council meeting today (Tuesday) to deliberate on their forthcoming actions. This council encompasses all presidents, general secretaries, and treasurers of NLC’s affiliate unions, as well as state chairpersons and secretaries of NLC state councils, the chairperson of the NLC Youth Committee, and members of the National Administrative Council.
A high-ranking official from the NLC, in conversation with one of our correspondents on Monday, hinted at the possibility that the congress may resort to significant measures to compel the Federal Government to return to the negotiation table.
Previously, the labor union had staged a two-day warning strike on September 5 and 6, as a prelude to an indefinite strike aimed at emphasizing their demands.
The 21-day ultimatum issued by the congress lapsed last Friday, prompting the union to schedule an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council for today (Tuesday).
A notice for the meeting, dated September 22, 2023, and signed by Emmanuel Ugboaja, the General Secretary of the congress, urges the presidents, general secretaries, and treasurers of its affiliated organizations to participate in the crucial virtual session, emphasizing its utmost importance.