The Organised Labour, represented by the National Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees (NUCFRLANMPE), has called on the Federal Government to implement policies that can alleviate the impact of the removal of fuel subsidy on Nigerians, particularly workers. The union highlighted the suffering that citizens are experiencing due to the removal of the subsidy on petrol.
President of NUCFRLANMPE, Mr. Babatunde Olatunji, emphasized the need for the government to develop local policies that could improve the economy and the lives of its citizens. He stressed the importance of reviving local refineries, enhancing infrastructure such as roads and electricity supply, and fostering growth in key sectors like iron and steel. Olatunji also addressed issues such as insecurity, multiple taxation, and rent charges, which he believes should be regulated to support manufacturing companies and promote the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
He further pointed out that economic challenges in the nation are impacting industrial relations, leading to job losses resulting from factory closures and redundancy. The use of unconventional practices like outsourcing and contract staffing, which deviate from normal employment practices, has also become prevalent among some managements.