Tinubu assured us that Nigeria's Port Harcourt Refinery will begin production by December - NLC President | #NwokeukwuMascot


Bola Ahmed Tinubu | Joe Ajaero

The Nigeria Labour Congress has stated that part of President Bola Tinubu's commitment to the organized labour is that the government-owned refinery in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, will begin production by December.

The NLC president, Joe Ajaero, stated this while speaking with State House correspondents after a meeting with the president on Tuesday in Abuja. He added that the labor leaders had thoroughly examined the proposed measures put forward by the presidency.

“He (President Tinubu) committed to an immediate restructuring of the framework for engagement in line with the input of the Labour leaders. He let out a certainty that the Port Harcourt Refinery will commence production by December this year. He pledged to ensure that Agreement is reached on the Wage Award for Nigerian workers immediately,” Ajaero said.

It had earlier been reported that the NLC and the Trade Union Congress said they would return to the dialogue process after the meeting with Tinubu, which suggested an end to their nationwide protests.

Ajaero had said, “It is pertinent to inform Nigerians that the extent of the success of the protest is underlined by the request of the President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu to meet with the leadership of the NLC and TUC in a closed-door session.

“The engagement was fruitful that immense mileage was gotten with regards to the issues that bogged down the work of the Presidential Committee on Subsidy removal and necessitated the protest.

“He promised to unveil a workable roadmap to the CNG alternative next week. On the strength of the President’s pledge and commitment, we have decided for a return to a new and reinvigorated dialogue process to allow for full implementation.

“Once again, we thank Nigerians while we wait for the government to fulfill its own part of the understanding as agreed with His Excellency; the President.”

Newsmen had earlier reported that Tinubu met with the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) – at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

The meeting held amid the nationwide strike which led to demonstrations and protests in several parts of the country over the untold hardship brought on Nigerians by the Tinubu administration which is barely two months old.


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