We’ll decide tomorrow whether to suspend or continue subsidy protest — NLC’s Ajaero

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it will make its decision on the suspension or continuation of its protest against the effects of fuel subsidy known on Thursday.

Mr Joe Ajaero, NLC President, made this known to newsmen after a meeting with President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said that Tinubu did not force them to suspend the industrial action, adding that Tinubu is a “pro-democracy activist; so he understands protests”.

Ajaero said that the president made some commitments during the meeting which they would take to workers’ leaders..

He said the issues at the meeting were the same as those that led to the protest ab initio.

“He has expressed his position and made some commitments, which were taken side-by-side with what the Senate said.

“We’re taking it back to the office with our colleagues to review it and release a document on our next line of action”, he said.

Ajaero said the issues of the palliatives as contained in the Presidential broadcast were broad, adding that some things needed to be done immediately to cushion the effect of subsidy removal.

He said that an immediate decision about the protest could not be taken by the labour leaders that came for the meeting now.

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