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  • Updated: June 04, 2023

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Ndume Begs NLC to Call Off Planned Strike

The Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District in Borno State, Senator Ali Ndume, has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), to call off its planned nationwide strike.

The Senator made the call in reaction to the strike which is billed to begin on Wednesday.

In a statement made available on Sunday, Ndume, urged the leadership of the NLC to return to negotiate table with the federal government. 

He further called on president Bola Ahmed Tinubu to personally meet with the NLC to explain the benefits of the subsidy removal. 

“This fuel subsidy removal is something we must do now or never.

"We need to open the wounds now and begin to heal them. 

"The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) needs to work with the government and see how the effects can be minimised.

“If we don’t remove the subsidy now, some people will continue to milk this country. 

"NLC should go to the negotiation table with the Federal Government.

“The NLC should not go on a strike first before negotiation. 

"They should not make that mistake. Beside, there is no budget for subsidy.

"Where will the money come from? 

“I call on President Tinubu to personally meet with Labour leaders and resolve the issues. 

"He should also assure them that things will be all right," Ndume said.

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