Subsidy removal: Kwara State NLC inaugurates committee to mobilise members, set for nationwide strike

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The Kwara State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, has constituted a six-man committee to mobilize members across affiliate unions for the planned nationwide protest over the decision of the Federal Government decision to completely remove subsidy from Premium Motor Spirit ,PMS, also known as petrol.

The nationwide mass resentment protest of all organized labour unions is scheduled to hold on Monday January 27, 2022.

The State Chairman NLC, Comrade Aliyu Issa – Ore, at a meeting held in Ilorin said that the committee will also reach out to civil society groups and non governmental organizations for massive turnout of relevant stakeholders against the government’s plan.

Comrade Issa-Ore added that the constitution of the six-man committee was in line with the Union’s National Executive Council (NEC) directive in Abuja.

The committee has as it’s Chairman the state Treasurer of NLC, Comrade Rafiu Adeniran, and Acting Secretary of the state NLC, Comrade Owoeye Emmanuel; state NUJ Secretary, Omotayo Ayanda; Temitope Sanusi, Bola Adigun and Rasidi Maiyaki as members.

On the consequential adjustment of the new minimum wage in Kwara State, the NLC boss said both the government and concerned labour unions had signed an agreement on the implementation of the wage across board.

He stated that the organized labour was awaiting the State Government circular on the agreement, which is billed to be issued by next week Monday.

Speaking at the meeting, the state NUJ Chairman, Abdullateef ‘Lanre Ahmed, urged the leadership of the organized labour to ensure that the consequential adjustment in the new minimum wage reflects the economic reality of state workforce.

Other members of NLC SEC, who spoke at the meeting, applauded the NLC leadership for its effort and called for timeliness in the issuance of the circular for the consequential adjustment of the new minimum wage.

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