The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has said that the current cash flow in the country is not 100 per cent as expected.
The NLC warned that its ultimatum to the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide sufficient cash within two weeks or risk the picketing of its offices still stands.
This was contained in a statement by Vice-President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Adewale Adeyanju, noting that the congress was monitoring the cash supply to the commercial banks by the CBN.
Adeyanju who admitted that the situation was better than what was obtained in the past few weeks, while speaking added that the NLC would meet to review the ultimatum issued to the CBN in order to decide on the way forward.
He said, “We have given them two weeks. You know we said the two weeks is for the CBN to go and ensure that they dispense naira to all Nigerians, and it is yet to elapse. So when we meet, we are going to review it, the NLC always review its actions.
“If we are satisfied with the CBN cash flow, we will know what action to take. Although I think it is better than before, nobody is complaining now and that is why additional two weeks were given to CBN to review all their past activities so that money can be dispensed to Nigerians.
“So the threat for the strike is suspended for now until when the two weeks given to CBN elapses. If they cannot meet up and Nigerians are still agitating that the naira is not properly dispensed, congress will review its activities and get back to Nigerians.
“The cash flow is not 100 per cent as expected but it has reduced when compared to when someone will stay in the bank for days before you can get N5000. So let us give them another benefit as the NLC has directed. It has reduced tremendously. We have yet to fix a date for the meeting.”
Speaking further, Adeyanju revealed that the unions would review their ultimatum if the cash scarcity failed to improve as expected.
“The NLC has its own way of conducting its activities. We gave them two weeks and suspended the planned strike to make sure the naira is being circulated to all Nigerians.
“When the deadline elapses and we find out that they did not meet up to the required standard, we are going to review our ultimatum. The two weeks ultimatum is still in place,” he stated.
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