Ikechukwu Onyekwuru, the Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, TUC in Rivers State, has urged the Federal Government to reconsider the allowances of workers in order to mitigate the impact of subsidy removal.
Onyekwuru expressed his concerns during a press conference in Port Harcourt, emphasizing that the rising prices of goods have made it difficult for workers to sustain their livelihoods with their current earnings.
He highlighted that Rivers State has experienced a food inflation rate of 3.3%, ranking second nationwide according to the National Bureau of Statistics, with Bayelsa taking the top spot.
Onyekwuru called upon the Federal Government to allocate the funds obtained from subsidy removal to rehabilitate the PH refinery, which has been undergoing repairs since before the initiation of the Dangote Refinery project.
Additionally, the TUC Chairman urged the government to engage all relevant stakeholders in order to devise effective strategies that yield positive outcomes.