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More Nigerians attack Kachikwu as NLC mobilize against petrol subsidy removal

More Nigerians are attacking the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu on social media over the Federal Government’s decision to totally remove the subsidy on petrol and pegging the product price at N145 per litre.

Moreso, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has begun mobilization for a showdown against the government as it has vowed to resist the increase in the price of petrol. According to the NLC in a statement by its General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson in Abuja yesterday, the hike in the price of petrol was insensitive.

The NLC said yesterday, “The unilateral increase in prices of petroleum products today by government represents the height of insensitivity and impunity and shall be resisted by the NLC and its civil society allies.

“The latest increase is the most audacious and cruel in the history of product price increase as it represents not only about 80 per cent increase but it is tied to the black market exchange rate. Accordingly, we urge the government to revert the prices to what they were. We would want to put everybody on notice that we shall resist this criminal increase with every means legitimate.

‘Already, an emergency NEC meeting has been scheduled for Friday, May 13, to decide on the next line of action.”

The NLC called on affiliates, state councils and civil society allies of the Congress to commence mobilisation immediately.

Read what compatriots are saying to Kachikwu on Twitter today…


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