Trade Union Congress of Nigeria,
TUC, has strongly warned the
Senate against further plans to
impoverish Nigerians with the
recent move to hike the prices of
fuel, diesel, and even factor in other
assorted charges and surcharges ‘to
fund the a Proposed National Roads
Fund’.
The Congress in a statement
signed by its President Comrade
(Dr.) Bobboi Bala Kaigama also
kicked against the proposed sale or
reduction of the nation’s stakes in
some oil and gas assets.
“We are surprised that Nigerian
lawmakers and other political office
holders have become numb to our
pains, agonies and miseries. This is
painful.
“For over two years now the
organized labour has called for
a wage increase without any
reasonable step taken. What we
earn when a bag of rice was N8,
000 is still our take home now that
a bag of rice is N20, 000. How do
we survive? Renowned writer,
Williams Sharespeare captures it
right when he said, “When beggar
die there are no comets seen; the
heavens themselves blaze forth the
death of princes”.
“Nigeria is always broke when
workers talk about improved
welfare; but rich enough to meet
the needs of the greedy politicians.
Politicians are never in tune with
the realities on ground because of
their unchecked material acquisitive
instinct. They close their eyes to the
increasing number of suicides cases
and domestic violence in homes
caused by pressure and poverty.
They seem not to be perturbed by
the spate of armed robbery and the
unbridled ritual killings by a group
called Badoo in Ikorodu, a Lagos
suburb.
“It is shameful that all our leaders
can think about this time of all times
is FUEL HIKE!
Precisely on September 5th, 2016
it was reported that the Chairman,
Senate Committee on Media and
Publicity, Sen. Sabi Abdullahi said
further increase in fuel pump price
beyond 145 Naira would translate
to more hardship on Nigerians. He
blamed former Group Managing
Directors of Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporations, NNPC,
for raising such issue as a solution
to the challenge of the sector. We are
surprised that the position stated
above few months ago no longer
holds water. ” he said
Kaigama, while calling on the
Presidency and meaning Nigerians
to prevail on the Senate to drop
what he termed ‘ungodly moves’
warned that any attempt to do
otherwise will be strongly resisted
by the workers.
“The Congress hereby warns and
calls on the presidency and well
meaning Nigerians to prevail on
the senate and everyone behind
the ungodly moves to drop them.
They will be resisted. Our patience
is over-stretched and we cannot be
able to contain it anymore. A word
is enough for the wise.” He said

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