Organized Labour members, represented by the National Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather, and Non-Metallic Products Employees (NUCFRLANMPE), are urging the Federal Government to create measures that will ease the effects of removing petrol subsidies.
During the 31st annual industrial relations seminar’s launch, Mr. Babatunde Olatunji, the group’s President, emphasized that the elimination of fuel subsidies has significantly affected citizens, particularly the workforce.
He pointed out that both Nigerians and workers are currently experiencing hardships due to this change.
In statements, Olatunji said “We plead with the government to hasten up and come out with policies to lessen the suffering Nigerians, especially workers are going through because of the removal of subsidy on Petrol. Nigerians are suffering.
“It is time to revive the local refineries, build infrastructure such as road networks and electricity supply as well as develop the iron and steel sector which is key to economic growth.
“Insecurity should be tackled, multiple taxation, rent and charges should be regulated to allow manufacturing companies survive and promote Gross Domestic Products in Nigeria.”