By Isaac Garba, Plateau State
Nigeria Labour Congress factional President, Joe Ajaero, says that unless all labour factions are in unison, the factions will not attain its set goals.
In an interview with Channels TV, he said the onus of petrol price lies on the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), adding that the if the group chooses to peg the price at N50 per litre, any infringement would be tantamount to ” legalizing the illegality which we are kicking against.”
The NLC leader said the PPPRA which is the appropriate body for pricing must be reconstituted, so that they can start their functions immediately.
He went further to say “we intend to go into discussions and negotiations, not my group alone but the entire labour, the Trade Union Congress (TUC), NLC with their representatives. Now we have to allow this committee be working while we sensitize people, assuming this process fails within the next two weeks.”
Ajaero said it is not appropriate to sensitize for an action within 48 hours, which is what is on the table.
The NLC leader called for the minimum wage committee to be set up to discuss the minimum wage, and for the PPPRA to look at the issue of pricing in order to forestall the abrupt price change which was without thorough considerations and negotiations with the NLC.