From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Nasarawa State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) last Tuesday joined the two-day nationwide warning strike as declared by the national body of the union.
According to a statement signed by State Secretary of NLC, Comr. Ahmed Naibi and made available to newsmen last Wednesday in Lafia, the action was in compliance with the directive by their national headquarters given the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government.
Naibi added that the masses and workers were going through a lot of hardship since the removal of fuel subsidy on May 29.
“The whole salaries of workers now are being spend on transportation to our offices only.
“Workers can no longer cater for the school fees of their children, feed their family members and live up to other responsibilities in the family,” Naibi said.
Naibi explained that workers in the state have withdrawn their services from Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 5 and 6,2023.
He therefore urged the government to implement measures to better the lives of the working class and the general populace right away in order to prevent things from getting out of control.