Fuel subsidy: Sam Amadi lists what NLC should demand from FG



The Director of the Abuja School of Social and Political Thoughts, Sam Amadi has advised the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, to demand that the budget for the National Assembly and the Presidency should be slashed.


In a post via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, Amadi also asked the nation’s labour union to look beyond fuel subsidy and focus on accountability and equality.


His statement is coming on the heels of negotiations between the federal government and the NLC over the fuel subsidy removal.


Recall that the new price adjustment of petroleum products currently generating controversies has stimulated the hoarding of fuel by marketers, causing queues in stations.


The development followed the announcement by President Bola Tinubu, Monday, on removal of fuel subsidy.


Meanwhile, Amadi has made a list of items, which he described as negotiating advisory to the NLC.


He wrote, “Negotiating advisory to NLC


1. Look beyond fuel subsidy, look at accountability and equality

2. Ask for 2/3 slashing of @nassnigeria and @NGRPresident budget

3. Ask for immediate probe @nnpclimited accounts and affairs. NLC to chair the probe

4. Ask for Minimum Wage of 70k

5. Ask that $800m WB palliative to be managed by special committee of NLC, TUC, NBA, NMA and farmers club etc

6. Ask to have social protection established by law equal at least to South Africa’s

6. Establish a special commission for ESC Rights as required by Item 60(a) of const.”

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