Labour gives FG conditions for removing fuel subsidy

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The Trade Union Congress has given Federal Government conditions for the removal of fuel subsidies.

The Union had threatened to go on industrial action after the federal government announced that it does not have the capacity to fund fuel subsidy in the country anymore adding that plans are in place to end the subsidy programme in June. A move which has however been opposed in several quarters.

At the end of its National Executive Council on Saturday, the TUC in a communique said the government must ensure that local refineries are operational before such a move is implemented.

While highlighting the “worrisome economic situation and the rising cost of living in the country”, the TUC said both federal and state governments should put in place measures to ensure “food security and infrastructural development.”

The TUC communique, signed by its President Quadri Olaleye and Secretary-General Musa-Lawal Ozigi directed its state councils and affiliates to prepare for “industrial actions” if the government goes ahead with its removal plans without meeting the conditions.

The communique partly read,

“The Proposal by National Council of State on the final removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) as from June 2022 should take into consideration the attendant economic impact on the masses,”

“There must be assurances that refineries are fully overhauled and establishment of modular refineries encouraged.”

The trade congress thereafter maintained that the effective policing of the nation’s borders to stem the rate of petroleum products smuggling must also be implemented.



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