Workers reject budget

Labour yesterday vowed to protest the 2012 budget proposal presented on Tuesday to the National Assembly by President Goodluck Jonathan. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said its leadership will meet on Tuesday to plan its protest over the 2012 Appropriation.

Secretary General of Trade Union Congress (TUC) Chief John Kolawole said the senior workers would tackle the Federal Government on its silence about fuel subsidy in the budget proposal. Kolawole said: “If government is determined to go ahead with the fuel subsidy withdrawal, labour is also determined to oppose government on the issue. The opposition can be in any form. What we want is for government to create capacity to meet demand, and it has not done that because it prefers fuel importation to having functional refineries. That, to us, is unacceptable.”


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