The Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) in Kano State has criticized the federal government’s attempt to mitigate the impact of removing the fuel subsidy as misleading.
Two months into his presidency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has already waged war on the masses with his unpopular policies, and our chapter has joined the statewide protest against him.
Chairman of the NLC in Kano, Kabiru Inuwa, has stated that the union is not a political party and will not engage in politics with the lives of Nigerians. He was shocked to learn that the government intended to use a court order to put an end to the demonstration, claiming that this action was unfriendly to Nigerians.
He lamented Tinubu’s countrywide address following the planned walkout since the government’s committees on fuel subsidy reduction, wages, and other concerns never met.
Tinubu needs to open the air vents for the people. The palliative care he promised should be widely disseminated, and he should get right to work on the policies and programs he has in mind.
In response, demonstrators chanted that they “don’t want the palliative” and instead wanted the fuel subsidy scheme to be brought back.
Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, the government’s state secretary, caused a commotion when he blocked protesting NLC members halfway to Government House, but they yelled at him and rejected his attempts to address them there.
Bichi, while speaking at the Government House roundabout, assured the NLC’s appeal will be forwarded to the Federal Government via the State Governor.
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