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Economic Hardship: TUC Withdraws From NLC’s Protest

Asks FG to allow importation of food items

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has issued a directive to Chief Bola Tinubu, urging him to initiate the importation of food items from any part of the world within a two-week timeframe to alleviate the prevailing hardship in the country.

 Additionally, the TUC has leveled accusations against the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, attributing the high cost of living in Nigeria to their counsel for the removal of subsidies on petroleum products and electricity tariffs.

The TUC has called on the government to cease adhering to the directives of these international organizations.

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This is as the Congress has insisted that it was not part of the proposed nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and would not participate in any process that ab initio, it was not a party to.

These among others were the crux of the press briefing by the President of TUC, Comrade Festus Osofo in Abuja on Monday.

Although, the TUC in its recommendations/solutions which it said it would present to the federal government through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, did not mention anything about the proposed protest by its sister union, the NLC, Comrade Osifo while fielding questions from journalists on whether it would participate in the protest, categorically said it was not part of it.

He said, “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 member of TUC there?”