• Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024

NLC Protest: Zamfara Workers Take Their Grievances To Assembly

Members of Zamfara State NLC

In Zamfara, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC, have joined nationwide protest as directed by the national leadership of the duo labour centers opposing the recent petroleum subsidy removal.

The protesters took the street from Labour House at Gada-Biyu, Gusau to the state House of Assembly amidst armedless security operatives.

At the House of Assembly, the NLC Chairperson Comrade Sani Halliru and TUC Chairman Comrade Sa’idu Mudi lamented on the issue of insecurity bedeviling the state, economic hardship, cost of transportation, cost of living and other issues that they attributed to the petroleum products subsidy removal.

They accused the federal government of bringing anti poor policies, saying that the present administration has no masses at heart.

NLC chairperson, comrade Sani Halliru

“This protest is to express our grievances to the government as our national approached the government to resolve these issues amicably but prove abortive, after this protest if there is no development we will storm Abuja”, NLC Chairperson explained.

“It is very unusual for a leader to take decisive decisions that will have a negative impact on Nigerians on the day of his inauguration but President Bola Ahmed Tinubu announced the removal of fuel subsidy a few minutes after his inauguration”, TUC Chairman lamented.

The Speaker of the Zamfara state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Bilyaminu Isamail Moriki checking their grievances file

Responding to the protesters, the Speaker of the Zamfara state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Bilyaminu Isamail Moriki who received them on behalf of the state governor, Dauda Lawal said, they are feeling same pains with the workers and will transmit their messages to the governor for the next line of action.

The protesters who cheers the Speaker, had a group photograph with him and other members of the House and were seeing moving friendly with security operatives.

Abdulrazak Kaura