Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has disclosed the details of their meeting with President Bola Tinubu at Aso Rock.
NLC President, Joe Ajaero, shared that during the closed-door session, President Tinubu assured Nigerians that his government is committed to bringing one of the country’s moribund refineries back into operation by December.
This move aims to bolster the country’s energy sector and alleviate the current fuel scarcity concerns.
Furthermore, the President pledged to promptly address the issue of wage awards for Nigerian workers, aiming to reach an agreement beneficial to the workforce.
In addition to these promises, Tinubu also expressed his commitment to unveiling a workable roadmap for the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) alternative next week.
This indicates a potential shift towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources in the country’s transportation sector.
The NLC leadership welcomed these assurances and expressed their willingness to engage in further discussions on the matters at hand, following the peaceful protests that took place across all 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
Joe Ajaero said,
“It is pertinent to inform Nigerians that the extent of the success of the protest is underlined by the request of the President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu to meet with the leadership of the NLC and TUC in a closed-door session.
“The engagement was fruitful that immense mileage was gotten with regards to the issues that bogged down the work of the Presidential Committee on Subsidy removal and necessitated the protest viz:
“He committed to an immediate restructuring of the framework for engagement in line with the input of the Labour leaders. He let out a certainty that the Port Harcourt Refinery will commence production by December this year. He pledged to ensure that Agreement is reached on the Wage Award for Nigerian workers immediately.
“He promised to unveil a workable roadmap to the CNG alternative next week. On the strength of the President’s pledge and commitment, we have decided to return to a new and reinvigorated dialogue process to allow for full implementation.
“Once again, we thank Nigerians while we wait for the government to fulfill its part of the understanding as agreed with His Excellency;