Members of the organized Labour under the aegis of the National Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees (NUCFRLANMPE) have appealed to the Federal Government to come up with policies to cushion the removal of subsidy on petrol.
The group’s President, Mr Babatunde Olatunji who spoke at the opening ceremony of its 31st annual industrial relations seminar, said the removal of fuel subsidy had impacted on the citizens, especially workers. He stated that Nigerians and workers are suffering.
“We plead with the government to hasten up and come out with policies to lessen the suffering Nigerians, especially workers are going through because of the removal of subsidy on Petrol. Nigerians are suffering.
“It is time to revive the local refineries, build infrastructure such as road networks and electricity supply as well as develop the iron and steel sector which is key to economic growth.
“Insecurity should be tackled, multiple taxation, rent and charges should be regulated to allow manufacturing companies survive and promote Gross Domestic Products in Nigeria.”