NLC alleges plot to remove subsidy amidst fuel scarcity

NLC alleges plot to remove subsidy amidst fuel scarcity


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has attributed the emergence of queues in filling stations to a conspiracy theories by the federal government to impose subsidy on Nigerians.

Ayuba Wabba, President of the Congress said this at the Nigeria Union of Teachers solemn assembly on Tuesday.

A few days ago, the NLC, directed its affiliates groups to mobilise for nationwide protests over the proposed plan by the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidy. But the decision of the government to drop the subsidy removal plans, the NLC rescind its decisions on January 25, 2022.

The Nation quoted Ayuba as saying that labour issues were presently domiciled in the Second Schedule, Legislative Powers, Part 1, Exclusive list, Item 34.

“We have found out that some of these filling stations have products with three to five dispensing machines but they will use one and then close by 5p.m. This was not the case before the pronouncement of the policy. Filling stations that do operate 24 hours have stopped operating and no one is giving explanation.

“The Nigerian workers and Nigerians in general are continuously being exploited and we have the responsibility to protect all of us from all the cabals that are repeatedly benefiting from this so called subsidies.

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“We are very watchful. We have seen that queues are surfacing which means that there is a conspiracy theory to force the policy of removal of fuel subsidy down the throat of Nigerians”, he said.

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