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Subsidy Removal: Organize Labour Stage Peaceful Protest in Sokoto


Subsidy Removal: Organize Labour Stage Peaceful Protest in Sokoto

Onuminya Ochowechi  in Sokoto

Members of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Wednesday, staged a peaceful protest in Sokoto to register their displeasure against  Federal Government’s policies on the removal of fuel subsidy.

They described the policies of Tinubu led administration as anti-masses.

The protesters converged at NLC Secretariat Tsafe road  as early as 8am with banners bearing different inscriptions stating their demands.

Addressing members and government the chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Sokoto state, Comrade Abdullahi Aliyu  urged the government, both federal and state, to take prompt actions in alleviating the hardships faced by Nigerians.

Aliyu maintained that they are tired of fake promises saying what they need now is action

He noted that the cost of living and hike in transport fare as a result of rise in price of fuel have made life unbearable for an average Nigerian.

Members of ASUU, who joined the protest, called on President Bola Tinubu administration to offset the eight-month withheld salaries of its members, as well as roll out measures to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal.

“We are out today to demand the abolition of all anti-masses policies by the federal government. We are saying enough to incessant Petrol price hikes.

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“We are saying enough to insecurity that is ravaging the nooks and crannies of our land. We are saying enough to corruption. We are saying enough to the commercialisation of education. Nigerian masses are saying enough to incessant abuse of power,” they demanded.

They urged the authorities to address issues relating to the security and well-being of Nigerians as it is the primary responsibility of every government.

Receiving the letter on behalf of Governor Ahmed Aliyu , the Chief of Staff to the Governor Aminu Haliru  Dikko thanked organized Labour for channeling their grievances through peaceful way.

He promised to deliver the letter to Governor for onward delivery to the president.

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