Naira notes drought: NLC gives FG 7-Day ultimatum to end scarcity or risk industrial action

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has give the Federal Government seven working days beginning from Tuesday, March 14 to make Naira notes available to the people or Congress would be compelled to direct its members to withdraw their services.

This is contained in a communique issued and signed on Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 by the President and the General Secretary of NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero and Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja respectively after the inaugural meeting of the Central Working Committee, CWC on Monday in Abuja.

The NLC said, poor implementation of the Naira re-design policy has caused considerable pain and hardship to the people, hence the need urgent need for the government to address the issue.

In a similarly development, the  CWC, after reviewing the fuel supply situation in the country and the attendant arbitrary costs at filling stations, expressed dismay at the non-challance of NNPC and Government.

The congress has also asked the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC and the Federal Government to normalise the fuel supply situation so as to alleviate the suffering of the people.

“The CWC expressed its outrage at the surreptitious increase in electricity tariff without notice and without improvement in quality of service.

“CWC resolved that henceforth any surreptitious increase would be met with appropriate response.” NLC said.

The NLC, after reviewing the organisation and performance of the Labour Party, especially in the last Presidential and National Assembly election, has resolved to contribute to rebuilding and repositioning the party by sensitising workers and other Nigerians.

Considering to unhealthy relationship between the Imo state Government and worker, the CWC called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, DSS to direct their officers and men in the state not to lend themselves to the “nefarious activities and nihilistic tendencies of the Governor as that could lead to the escalation of the conflict with the state.”

The NLC also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Governor of the state, Senator Hope Uzodinma to order for his serial  acts of physical and social violence, which have led to the deaths of not a few, adding that an unmoderated Uzodinma was  a recipe for anarchy.


A journalist by profession and I have been in active practice for so many years. A graduate of Political Science from University of Abuja. Maried with four children.

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