NLC protests: We’ve fulfilled 90% of agreement with Labour — FG

The Federal Government said it has fulfilled about 90% of the agreement it had with the organized labour last year.

Minister of Labour, Nkiruka Onyejeocha disclosed this in an interview with Channels Television on Tuesday.

Onyejeocha said, “We’ve done virtually everything in agreement. 90% of everything.”

According to the minister, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (TUC), Joe Ajaero, told government representatives at a meeting on Sunday that the protest was not about the government’s commitment to the October agreement but food inflation.

She said food security and economic prosperity were two of the priorities of the Bola Tinubu administration.

Onyejeocha appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the new government as the administration is in its planting season with harvests on the horizon.

She said the Federal Government had ticked about 90% of the 15-point memorandum of understanding it signed with the organized labour in 2023.

On the provision of high-capacity CNG buses for mass transit in Nigeria, the minister said funds had been released for the purpose, but “there are certain things you cannot control; you cannot control the number of days a shipment or a container will stay in the port.”

Recall that some of the agreements include granting a wage award of N35,000 to workers, the inauguration of a minimum wage committee, and the suspension of the collection of value-added tax (VAT) on diesel for six.

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