• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Fuel Subsidy: NLC In Adamawa Joins Nationwide Protest

Nigerian Labour Congress in collaboration with the Trade Union Council has staged a peaceful protest rally in Adamawa state, aimed at expressing concerned on the recent removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government of Nigeria.

The protesters staged their protest from the Labour house carrying placards and banners with different inscriptions, expressing their grievances against the removal of fuel subsidy and all the anti poor policies of the government.

Radio Nigeria reports that thousands of protesters gathered and stormed the Adamawa state government house in Yola and handed over a letter of complaint to the Governor, who was not present, but represented by Dr. Edgar Sunday, the chief of staff of the government house.

During his speech, the Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress in Adamawa State, Comrade Emmanuel Fashe, expressed his deep concern and frustration with the government’s anti-poor policies, including the recent hikes in fuel prices, school fees, and Value Added Tax (VAT).

He further said, the Nigerian masses were seriously suffering from hunger, inflation and hardship due to the recent removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government of Nigeria.

Fashe, advised the Federal Government of Nigeria to repair all it’s refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri, Kaduna and make them functional, or else reverse the subsidy.

The chief of staff of the government house Adamawa, Dr Edgar Sunday, commended the efforts of the union leadership for conducting one of the most peaceful protest in the state.

He assured the protesters of a good working relationship with the government of Adamawa state.

Cov/Aliyu Ladan