In his new year message, the president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba warned the federal government to halt all policies negatively impacting the living standard of Nigerians in 2022.
He promised that the NLC will resist every attempt to inflict more pain on the citizens.
He also used the opportunity to caution state governors who owe pensioners and workers their entitlements as well as those who have refused to implement the minimum wage.
Wabba said, “Our argument has been that there is a limit to the imposition of hardship and suffering on the fragile shoulders of the Nigerian people.
“It is gratifying that amidst the deteriorating conditions of living, Organised Labour was able to rise up to ensure that the masses of our people were not completely run over by market forces enabled by the anti-people policies of government and at the whims of shylock capitalists.
“Still, the government is not relenting in its determination to push through further increases in the pump price of petrol and which as usual had been dubbed as “removal of petrol subsidy”.
„We have told government in very clear terms that Nigerians have suffered enough and will not endure more punishment by way of further petrol and electricity price increases.’’