Labour leaders in the country have lamented the pains inflicted on Nigerian Workers by the present economic challenges occasioned by fuel subsidy removal and inflation.
They said the cost of transportation has skyrocketed while food prices have soared astronomically.
The labour leaders who spoke on Monday at the opening ceremony of the 28th annual national management/industrial relations seminar, themed “Creative and Innovative Strategies To Manage Workers Expectations and Reality In a Challenging Economy” in Ilorin, Kwara State, however, acknowledged the efforts by the federal government to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal on the workers.
The national president of the Chemical and Non-Metallic Products Senior Staff Association of Nigerian (CANMPSSAN), which organised the seminar, Comrade Segun David, said that “the take-home of every worker cannot take them to the company gate.”
While admitting that the government of President Bola Tinubu is new, David however, called on the government to do more at improving the welfare of the Nigerian workers in the face of the challenging pains.
The union leader, who advised Nigerian workers on the need to strategize on how to manage expectations in the face of dwindling incomes and understand the reality on ground, said that “employers are struggling to adapt with the unfavourable policies of the government, especially, the fuel subsidy removal, adding that the cost and ease of doing business in the country is getting unbearable by the day.”