Federal government’s representatives are yet to meet with the leadership of Organized Labour, eight weeks after a commitment to a restructuring of the framework on palliatives for Nigerians to cushion the effect of subsidy removal.
The eight-week time-frame set for conclusion of the process expired with no action whatsoever.
Labour sources confirmed that since June 19, when President Bola Ahmed Tinubu set up committees, neither the Presidential Steering Committee nor its sub-committees had met to conclude discussions on the framework to be adopted.
It will be recalled that following the President’s intervention, sub-committees was created with a view to working out how to implement the government’s palliative drive in areas such as Cash Transfers, Social Investment Programme, SIP, Cost of Governance, Energy, and Mass Transit, and Housing.
Meanwhile, the National Economic Council, NEC had last week, said the Federal Government had approved five billion naira grant to be given to each of the 36 states of the federation.