Our Planned Protest Stands Despite FG’s Suspension Of Fuel Subsidy Removal – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has actually stated its planned demonstration on Thursday will proceed, according to a report by Channels Television.

This is regardless of the announcement by the Federal Government that it would no longer remove the fuel aid for now.

NLC Deputy President, Joe Ajaero, throughout an interview on Channels Television breakfast program Sunrise Daily on Thursday, explained that the rally is aimed at sensitising Nigerians.

“NLC is still basing on its position,” he stated on Tuesday. “The Federal Government didn’t state they have actually eliminated it, they are postponing the evil day.

“What we are doing is sensitisation of Nigerians on this fuel subsidy elimination or so-called increase in the pump rate of petroleum products.”

The labour leader further described the factors for the sensitisation, declaring that the fuel subsidy removal had to do with inflicting more suffering on Nigerians.

“The NLC is sensitising Nigerians that this is not sustainable; that the concept of fuel subsidy is a hoax which they are utilizing to cause discomforts on Nigerians.

“So, our planned rally stands. On the 27th of January 2022, we rally nationwide, including the FCT,” he included.

Ajaero argued that the rally has actually ended up being required to alert members of the NLC on perennial walking in the pump rate of petrol and other refined petroleum products.

“We need to put our foot soldiers at alert on any ultimate action on this problem of boost in the pump price of petroleum products from the existing price to over N300 per litre,” he worried.

The Federal Government had earlier announced the suspension of the prepared elimination of fuel aid.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, had on Monday said the government had suspended the strategy to get rid of fuel subsidy.

She described that the federal government would make provisions for fuel aid beyond its initial June deadline in the 2022 spending plan.


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