Uyo — The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday said that the way the Federal Government is handling of the report of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on petroleum subsidy leaves much to be desired.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Abdulhwahed Ibrahim Omar, stated this in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, while declaring open the 2012 congress Rain School.
"Congress is uncomfortable and worried by the manner by which the Federal Government is handling the report of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on fuel subsidy", he said.
Omar, who noted that the eight days strike that followed the government's decision to deregulate the downstream oil sector was meant to check the excesses of a "reckless and corrupt ruling class", said recent revelations of theft and greed arising from the subsidy regime confirm the union's action.
While reiterating the union's call on the Federal Government to expedite action on the implementation of the report and reports of other committees on the oil sector, he called on President Jonathan to be firm and resolute to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.
He commended the president over the appointment of the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Aloma Muktar, stressing that her appointment was an indication of a better and improved people driven judicial system.
The state's chairman of the congress, Comrade Unyime Usoro, commended the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for making education the corner stone of its developmental agenda.