Subsidy: Ndume Asks Tinubu To Personally Meet With NLC To Avert Strike

Ali Ndume, former senate leader representing Borno South and a member of the All Progressives Congress, has requested President Bola Tinubu to personally conduct negotiations with the Nigeria Labour Congress. This comes after the Nigeria Labour Congress threatened to call workers out on st

In addition to this, he pleaded with the leadership of the NLC to negotiate with the government in order to advance the interests of the people.

It is important to keep in mind that the leaders of the NLC had previously stated that they would not participate in the negotiation conference with the federal government, stressing that the government must first return the price of gasoline to its previous level before there could be any negotiation.
However, in a statement that was released yesterday in Abuja, Ndume said, "The removal of petrol subsidies is something we must do now or we will never do it." Now is the time to expose the wounds and get the healing process under way.

"The Nigeria Labour Congress, often known as the NLC, needs to collaborate with the government in order to investigate ways in which the consequences might be mitigated. If we do not immediately withdraw the subsidies, there are others who will continue to take advantage of this country. The NLC ought to begin negotiations with the federal government as soon as possible.

It is not in anyone's best interest for the NLC to go on strike before negotiations have even begun. They need to avoid making that error at all costs. Aside from that, there is no money in the budget for a subsidy. Where will we find the money to pay for everything?

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I am writing to urge President Tinubu to have a face-to-face meeting with the leaders of the labor movement in order to find a solution to the problems. Additionally, he should reassure them that everything will turn out okay.

He further stated that the agitation by leaders from the North Central zone about the non-inclusion of the region in the allotment of 10th National Assembly leadership slots had been placed to rest with the appointment of Senator George Akume as Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF. He said this was in reference to the appointment of Senator George Akume.

Ndume mentioned that President Tinubu had shown that his campaign theme, "Renewed Hope," had come to stay, and he stated that all of the appointees so far announced by President Tinubu were senators and a speaker of the House of Representatives. Ndume also mentioned that President Tinubu had proved that his campaign mantra had come to stay.
According to him, the government of President Tinubu would be free of rancor, particularly in regard to its relationship with the National Assembly. This is in contrast to previous administrations, which actively worked to weaken the authority of the legislature.

Ndume is quoted as saying, "I want to commend President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for keeping to his campaign mantra of 'Renewed Hope'." A President is making political appointees to critical posts in the government for the very first time in our nation's history. There won't be any ill will toward anyone in this government. To this date, every appointee has been a local grassroots politician.

"George Akume has held the positions of governor, minister, and senator in addition to his current one as Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Kashim Shettima and President Tinubu are both now serving in the Senate. Femi Gbajabiamila, who serves as Chief of Staff to the President and is also a seasoned politician, is married to the First Lady, who is a senator. Even the Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States, Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, serves in the Senate.

"What this indicates is that there won't be any need to have any animosity toward the National Assembly. In contrast to previous administrations, which were driven by so-called technocrats and brought in consultants to steal our money, the executive branch of the new government will be managed by former members of the National Assembly. This exemplifies the full potential of democracy in action. strong people in government."


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