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NLC vows to shut down the nation over Federal Government Parliatives

Comr. Peter Jediel, Taraba State NLC chairman

NLC vows to shut down the nationover Federal Government Parliatives

Jethro Yerga, Jalingo

The Nigerian Labour Congress NLC, has vowed to shut down the country if the Federal Government failed to comply with the demand put forward by the National leaders of the union over the distribution of the Federal Government parliatives billed to cushion the hardship occasioned by subsidy removal.

The Taraba State chairman of the Union, Comr Peter Jediel, disclosed this to journalists in Jalingo while touring round the state to ascertain the level of compliance of workers in the state towards the two days warning strike embarked upon by the union

He lamented that the two billion naira released by the Federal Government across the 36 states of Nigera and the Federal Capital Territory was grossly inadequate to Carter for the mugomous population of Nigeria.

“Since yesterday, we sent a message across the state for workers to vacate their offices in solidarity with our national colleages following the hardship we are passing through as a result of the subsidy removal.

The Taraba State leadership of NLC, led by Peter Jediel moves round offices in Jalingo to inspect the level of compliance with the directives of the two days warning strike

“The Federal Government has released 2billion naira as parliative to cushion the effect of the hardship but we wondered how the little amount would help in cushioning the effect of this hardship among our large population. Our leaders had met with the Federal Government and presented our plights and demands but the government seems to be adamant and out our demands, hence this warning strike

“Should the Federal Government failed to attend to our plight after this two days warning strike, we may consider a 14 days ultimatum after which we will embark on a total shut down of the country until steps are taken by the government to address the excruciating mass suffering and the impoverishment experienced around the country”. Comr. Peter stressed

He however, expressed satisfaction with the Taraba State parliative measures in which bags of corn, rice and other items were shared down to the local levels of the state

Our reporter gathered that all offices in Jalingo, the Taraba State Capital were completely under lock and key following the directives of the Taraba State NLC for the two days warning strike.



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