Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Federal Government to adopt policies and programmes in the New Year that are favourable to the people.
In a New Year Message on Sunday, NLC President Abdulwaheed Omar urged the government to tackle the security challenges in the country during the year.
The congress warned that the proposed removal of fuel subsidy would further impoverish Nigerians, adding that the country must provide jobs for the people to enable them to meet their needs.
“Provide employment so that every Nigerian citizen can be guaranteed, at least, a meal a day,’’ it said, adding that the government should motivate the security agencies to work more effectively.
Omar said that the union would continue its tradition of dialogue and negotiation within the year to ensure good industrial relations.
“We call on the National Assembly to remain steadfast in its probe of corrupt practices especially in the oil sector and the privatisation scam and in its patriotic stand against the removal of oil subsidy.''