Mr Sheriff Oborevwori, Delta State Governor.

By Peter Utebor

DELTA: Delta State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Sheriff Oborevwori-led government to as a matter of urgency put palliative measures in place to alleviate the sufferings of workers and citizenry in the State occasioned by the Federal Government fuel subsidy removal.

The state chairman of NLC, Goodluck Ofobruku made the call at a press briefing in Asaba.

Ofobruku listed some of the palliatives to include tax reduction, increase in basic salaries, transport and other utilities allowances, provision of buses for transport at subsidised rate.

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While stressing that the people are suffering on daily basis, he noted that if nothing was done immediately, the situation may get out of hand as “a hungry man is an angry man”.

He added that workers in the State can no longer afford such pains due to their poor remunerations.

The NLC boss, however, appealed to workers to be patient and continue to do their jobs while noting that the body is expecting government to remedy the situation of things as soon as possible.

Ofobruku condemned the incessant increment in the pump price of fuel and other refined crude products in Nigeria also called on the Federal Government to handle the situation at expeditiously and put an end to the suffering of vulnerable people.

The NLC Chairman noted that the incessant increment of the prices of refined crude products particularly petrol was an unnecessary infliction of suffering on the common man especially workers whose salaries are fixed.

He posited that the removal of the fuel subsidy has triggered the cost of goods and services which includes transportation cost and other basic needs.