The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has suspended its planned natiionwide protest scheduled for 27th January, 2022 over the proposed total subsidy removal by the Federal Government.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the NLC National Executive Council Emergency Virtual meeting in Abuja, NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the suspension of the protest was necessitated by the decision of the Federal Government to reverse its plan on subsidy removal.
He stated that the position of the government on subsidy was officially communicated to the Congress with invitation by government for further engagement.
Comrade Wabba explained that the attendant effect of the proposed removal of petrol subsidy would have heightened the current inflation, deepen poverty level and lead to economic crisis in the country.
Comrade Wabba reiterated the readiness of the Nigeria Labour Congress to continue engagement with the government on critical issues of ensuring local refining of petroleum, creation of sustainable jobs and affordable price of PMS for Nigerian workers and the people.
NLC President, Comrade Wabba also commended Nigerian workers and the civil society allies for their unwavering solidarity and support during the struggle.