The Lagos chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has demanded N30,000 subsidy palliative from the State Government to assuage the hardship occasioned by fuel subsidy removal.

Chairperson Lagos NLC, Funmi Sessi stated this while presenting charter of demands to the Deputy Governor of the state, Kadri Hamzat. 

Officials of NLC, Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other affiliated unions in Lagos had storm the state Assembly to make known their demands. 

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN; Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2023 election Omoyele Sowore, joined the protesters. 

Sessi while addressing Hamzat said: “We need subsidy palliative. Our minimum wage can no longer take care of our burdens. Many people are dying, and hungry. We know the state government is trying, but they still need to do more.

“We need subsidy palliative of N30,000 each for workers, for the next six month. We know the govt has slashed BRT fares, but we want to be able to put food on our table. Some of us have cars, we need to buy fuel. 

“We want health care to be affordable. Agencies and parastatals should get buses to transmit workers to and fro. 

“We want a stakeholders dialogue with the state government. We also need food banks, we want stomach infrastructure, it is very important.”

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