Subsidy: NLC berates FG’s fuel importation policy

Reiterates readiness to ground economic activities if..

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Wednesday, criticised the Federal Government policy on fuel importation, reiterating its readiness to shut down economic activities in the country should the APC-led government insist on increasing the price of PMS without due consideration.

NLC also called on the Federal Ministry of Health to ensure that the amount agreed on the consolidated health salary structure is captured in the 2022 budget to avoid another round of industrial action in the health sector next year.

President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, who stated these in Abuja, during an interview with newsmen on the sideline of the 48th National Executive Council meeting of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), also warned political leaders not to neglect governance in preparation for the 2023 general elections.

He called on Nigerians to be ready to fully mobilise and vehemently reject Federal Government’s unfriendly policies by all means if they are implemented in 2022 as proposed.

Wabba also disclosed that the Labour movement will converge to review many pronouncements made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and the Federal Government through the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed on fuel subsidy.

He also warned the government not to transfer its inefficiency to the Nigerian people by inflicting more pain on the masses in 2022, saying the FG’s N5,000 palliative policy is not sustainable.

On his part, the National President of MHWUN, Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah, said it is a doomsday prophecy for the Federal Government to privatise some public health facilities, noting that it would use every available means to resist the move.

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