Fuel subsidy removal: Katsina declares support for Aug 2nd mass protest

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Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Katsina State Council has declared support of workers in the state for tomorrow, August 2nd, 2023, national mass action by the Congress to prevail on Federal Government for palliatives to cushion the negative impact of fuel subsidy removal.

The State Chairman of NLC, Comrade  Hussaini Hamisu Yanduna, gave the assurance on Monday after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting of the Congress at it’s Secretariat in Katsina.

Yanduna said the meeting adopted the resolution of the NLC National Executive Council (NEC) to launch the nationwide protest, saying Katsina won’t be an exception.

“We are going to join other states  to observe this protest on the second of August, 2023. Our prayer and hope is that (federal) government should see reason in what NLC is trying to do. We are trying to find solutions to the problems facing all Nigerians.

“The NLC is not in any way opposed to subsidy removal but has requested the government and even the previous government of Muhammad Buhari to a least  create some avenues to reducing the hardship the subsidy removal might have caused Nigerians. This government has refused to do it and we are now facing the problem,” he said.

The chairman emphasized that the mass protest would be rancour free, adding that the NLC will follow all due process to show that workers are uncomfortable with the fuel policy of the present government.

“If you go to all towns and villages, many people have resorted to trekking because they have no money. Tell me, how can N8000 make an impact on a household of even a couple without children. So, government should start thinking positively. 

“Secondly, we ask government to put its refineries into work to eliminate the cost of transportation and refining our crude oil abroad,” said Yanduna.

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