Fuel Subsidy Palliative: Kogi NLC seeks state government intervention

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Kogi state has urged the State Government to provide palliatives that would help cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.

The Chairman, Comrade Gabriel Amari made the call while speaking on the difficulty being faced by the people in the state, as a result of higher fuel price, brought about by full removal of subsidy payment by he federal government.

 

Comrade Amari noted that while the Federal Government was working out its palliatives for the people, there was a need for the state government to also make effort to support the people.

He urged the state government to emulate other states that have put measures in place to ease the economic difficulty brought about by subsidy especially for he less privileged and rural communities.

The labour Chairman maintained that if nothing was done, it would be difficult for workers to improve productivity as a result of high cost of transport and the growing cost of living.

He said, “Fuel price has been increased two times; first, from N200 to N500 and now from N540 to N617 per litre.

“This is unbearable as our people can no longer pay their bills, feed their children and meet other basic family obligations.”

 

 

 

Nigerian Post/Hauwa Abu

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