By Adeke Chukwuka
As the ultimatum by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to the Federal Government regarding the removal of petrol subsidies expires today, the Congress’s leadership plans to convene next week to determine the timing for initiating an indefinite nationwide strike.
Senator Kashim Shettima has been engaging in discussions with certain members of the government team to find ways to prevent the impending strike.
Additionally, reliable sources have indicated that the Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, and the Vice President are collaborating on a comprehensive package, which includes wage awards, to present to the NLC leadership.
It’s worth noting that the NLC had previously carried out a two-day nationwide warning strike between Tuesday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 6, protesting, among other issues, the government’s perceived lack of sensitivity to the challenges faced by Nigerians, particularly the workforce, following the removal of the subsidy.
Prior to the warning strike, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC had issued a 14-working-day ultimatum, starting on September 1, 2023, for the government to tackle the widespread suffering and impoverishment affecting the nation’s populace.
The NEC had warned of the possibility of an indefinite strike if the government did not meet its demands.
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