Joe Ajaero, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has provided the details of the meeting between organized labor and President Bola Tinubu.
The meeting took place in Abuja last Wednesday amidst nationwide protests sparked by the increasing cost of living.
During an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, Ajaero stated that Tinubu informed them about his efforts to reduce the costs of governance.
He mentioned that the President aimed to decrease the size of the presidential fleet and justified the number of staff working for him.
Tinubu argued that the hires should be seen as job creation rather than a cause for criticism.
He said Tinubu told them that he stayed in a two-bedroom apartment.
“He (Tinubu) took his own case for example. He told us that if you come to his fleet of cars, that it was large and he made efforts to reduce it and he was told that it’s a security issue,” Ajaero recounted.
“He equally went further to say that he prefers to use his own private jet and they told him no, it’s a security issue, he must use the government jet. And he went further to say, even himself, that he’s using only a two-bedroom flat.
“That he’s trying as much as possible to tighten his belt and he will try as much as possible to talk to his people working with him. So, I don’t know what that means.”