NLC to FG: End fuel scarcity by Dec or else

NLC to FG: End fuel scarcity by Dec or else

From Segun Ayobami, Kaduna.

National President, Nigerian  Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba has asked the Federal Government to resolved the lingering fuel scarcity which has crippled social and economic activities across the country before December or face workers’ action.

The NLC boss, who lamented on the untold hardship being faced by Nigerians as result  scarcity  of the, argued that the problem could only be resolve if the Federal Government stop the importation of refined petroleum products and build “more functional refineries.”

Wabba, who spoke at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Harmattan School held in Kaduna on Monday,   expressed concern that with the scarcity which resulted to long queue at fuel stations across the country,
workers have resorted to going to work late; prices of foodstuff  as well as transport fare had gone up.

This, he said was unacceptable, urging  the federal government to do something before the situation go beyond the current level.

“This problem can only be resolve only if government stop the importation of refined petrol and build more functional  refineries,”
he said.

Speaking  further, the NLC  President noted that with the recent transition in the country and with the old problem of economic
decline, corruption, insurgency  and the need to consolidate on the nation’s democratic gains, the theme of the 2015 Harmattan School, “rebuilding the labour movement for economic growth and democracy,” became imperative.

He stressed the need for strong alliances with civil society organizations to have  a more formidable force  in order to tackle
multifarious challenges confronting the country.

He added that  the revitalization of the labour movement in the land had become imperative  in order to “speak to the multifarious problems such as corruption and insurgency occasioned by the ugodly BokoHaram activities which have stultified our nation from achieving growth and
development.

“Nigeria as a country and people have expressed low quality governance where everything is wrong and where everybody is right even with everybody  doing the wrong thing,

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