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NLC slams Federal Government over palliative plans

Written by on July 19, 2023

The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC has slammed a plan by the Federal Government to distribute N500bn as palliatives to Nigerians and government officials to cushion the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy.

The NLC, in a statement by its President, Joe Ajaero, argued that the Federal Government is seeking to impoverish the people further by taking steps that can only be described as robbing the people of Nigeria to pay and feed the Rich.

The apex labour organisation claims that rather than reciprocate the goodwill of Nigerian workers, the Federal Government had insisted on threading the path of dictatorship.

A week after the gruesome murder of two-year-old boy, Ivan Omhonrina, during a raid by the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA operatives in Okpanam, Delta State, President Bola Tinubu has ordered an investigation into the killing.

The Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Dele Alake, in a statement , noted that Tinubu had directed the NDLEA management to quickly conclude the investigation.

The President described the incident as unacceptable, adding that those behind must be unravelled and brought to justice.

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