Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Tinubu Cannot Unilaterally Remove Fuel Subsidy – TUC Dares President


The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has countered President Bola Tinubu over his decision to remove fuel subsidy.
TUC said Tinubu cannot solely take the decision to remove subsidy payment on petroleum products in the country.
The TUC said that the newly inaugurated President should “tarry awhile to give room for robust dialogue and consultation and stakeholders engagement” before making any decision on the “delicate” matter.
The Congress said there are a host of issues that need to be amicably considered and resolved before such a decision can be taken by the President.
“Nigerian Workers and indeed masses must not be made to suffer the inefficiency of successive governments,” the TUC said in a statement co-signed by its President, Festus Osifo; and Secretary General, Nuhu Toro.
On Monday during his inaugural speech at the Eagle Square in Abuja, Tinubu said the era of subsidy payment on fuel has ended, adding that the 2023 Budget made no provision for fuel subsidy and more so, subsidy payment is no longer justifiable.

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