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TUC Disassociates Self From NLC Planned Protest



TUC Disassociates Self From NLC Protests

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has disassociated itself from the planned nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), News About Nigeria reports.

The President of the Trade Union Congress, Comrade Festus Osifo, disclosed the stand of the union to newsmen, stating that the union will not participate in any protest that, ab initio, it is not a party to.

“So, it is when you jointly agree, right? That you want to do something. When you agree jointly that is the way to go and along the line you now decided that you are not doing again.

“Comrades, can any of you show us where there is any agreement for us coming together? Whenever we are doing things together you always see us together addressing you. On that particular day, did you see any members of TUC there?” he queried.

The Union, in its recommendations and solutions, which it said it would present to the federal government through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, further urged President Bola Tinubu to, as a matter of urgency, order the importation of food items within two weeks from any part of the world to cushion the effect of hardship in the country.

Similarly, TUC also accused the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank of being behind the high cost of living in the country through their advice for the removal of subsidy on petroleum products and electricity tariffs.

The union urged the government to stop following the dictates of the two world bodies.