The Nigeria Labour Congress has told the Federal Government that if there is a commitment, between now and the next four days, issues will be resolved.
This was said by the union President, Joe Ajaero in an interview with Channels TV hours after second meeting with the Federal Government on Monday, September 18, where he underscored the Union’s frustration.
Recall that it’s nearly four months after ending the fuel subsidy regime, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had criticized the Federal Government over its failure to meet the demands of the union, which is gearing up to embark on an indefinite strike in light of economic hardships in the country.
Among its demands are to address the consequences of petrol price hikes, review the minimum wage, provide a workable roadmap to the CNG alternative, fix the country’s refineries, and pay lecturers’ salary arrears.
The ultimatum given to the federal government is to terminates at the end of the week.
In the interview, Ajaero said, “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.”
The labour leader also said that if invited to confirm negotiations NLC will attend.