Bauchi State Labor Congress Presents Demands Amid Nationwide Protests: Insecurity, Economic Challenges, and Hunger at Fore


Mubarak Aliyu Kobi

Insecurity, Naira devaluation, Bad economic and monetary policies as well as poor Government approach to address hunger topped the list as Bauchi State wing of the Nigeria Labor Congress submitted it letter of Demands to the Bauchi State Governor Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad at the Government house during the nationwide protest of the Nigeria Labour Congress.

The Labour and Federal Government authorities had met Monday in a late push to stop the protests, but the meeting ended with no agreement reached between the parties.

Albarka radio correspondent Mubarak Aliyu kobi reports that the workers who arrived at the Government house at exactly 11:38am carrying placards with diverse inscriptions, calling for prompt action from both Bauchi State Government and federal government to address hunger and anger among the citizens.

Receiving the protesters, Bauchi State Governor Senator Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir admitted on the fact that the current situation of the nation was as a result of some economic decisions taken by the Federal Government which he described as good but difficult to endure.
He explained that his administration has taken a forensic approaches to mitigate the already predicted economic hardship by spending over ₦5 billion in Kaura economic empowerment program KEEP and another ₦2 Billion added on the Federal Government subsidy removal grant for the distribution of palliatives to cursion the effects of the decision.
Represented by his Deputy Muhammad Auwal Jatau, The Governor applauded the support of the Labour Unions in the state to the present administration which lead to the industrial hermony in the state.

While receiving the Later of the demands, Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad said the state will quickly submitted it to the office of President Bola Ahmad Tinubu for prompt action and affirmed his commitment towards improving the working conditions as well as the living standard of the state residents for overall development.

Earlier upon arrival at the Government house, Chairman of the Bauchi State chapter of the Nigeria Labor Congress NLC Comrade Dauda Maidara Shu’aibu Has stated that The purpose of the protest is to draw the attention of the Government and higher authorities in Nigeria on the current hardship and insecurity across the Nation as result of removal of fuel subsidy with a view to taking measures to ameliorate the situation.

He assured that all proactive measures have been taken to ensure that the protest was peaceful and orderly within the ambit of the law.
Albarka radio understand that the peaceful protest will continue on Wednesday in Bauchi as directed by the National Exco of The Nigerian Labor Congress NLC to push for it demands.