The Federal Government representatives are expected to meet with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) today by 2 pm over the planned removal of fuel subsidy.
The NLC National President, Joe Ajaero, who disclosed this to newsmen, stressed that the position of Labour has been clear that even if President Bola Tinubu has good intentions, alternatives must be provided.
According to him, the President should have asked questions and found out the implications of fuel subsidy removal on Nigerians on the streets. The NLC boss, therefore, listed the alternatives to include the repair of the nation’s four refineries, and provision of transportation of alternatives for the Nigerian workers, amongst others.
The Central African Republic -CAR president, Archange Touadera, has said that his country will hold a constitutional referendum in July that would potentially allow him to seek re-election in 2025.
In an address to the nation, President Touadera said he had consulted the Speaker of the National Assembly and the president of the constitutional court before announcing the plan for a referendum.
Touadera said he had decided to submit the project for a new constitution to a referendum. He said the current constitution contains provisions that could compromise CAR’s development, but added that he was committed to allowing a political transition.