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NLC’s President calls for downward review of petroleum pump price

The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Waba, has called for the downward review of the curent price of petroleum products in Nigeria.

The  President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC),  Mr Ayuba Waba,  has called for the downward  review of the curent price of petroleum products in Nigeria.

Waba made the call on Tuesday while responding to  questions from newsmen in Jalingo, capital of Taraba.

He described the recent increment in  pump price  of petrol as a means to exploit Nigerians to enrich few oil marketers.

The labour leader added  that with the increase,the  Federal Government was aiding the oil marketers to enrich themselves at the detriment of the entire Nigerian population.

He stressed that the new pump price was not necessary as the price of crude oil in the international markets had not increased in the recent times which was one of the reasons given by the oil marketers.

” Essentially,  it is about the exploitation of Nigerians as the Federal Government seems to be protecting the oil marketers rather than defending the citizens.”

He said that the government should not  leave the control of this very important commodity to oil marketers   because they said that the  exchange rate had gone up.

He said that  rather the government should regulate the prices of petroleum  products  so as to fulfil one of its electioneering  to Nigerians.

“And if you say it is because of oil price which has also not gone up in the international markets then this is double tragedy,”he said.

The NLC President also called for good governance and  urged all people in power to ensure good governance so as to address the inequality and poverty rate in the country.

” We need good governance in Nigeria; that is why all of us need to come together to reject some of these obnoxious polices that are meant to exploit Nigerians.

“We will continue to engage the government and very soon, we will roll out plans and actions that we will do to ensure that the right things are done,” he  said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Wabba  was in Jalingo to commiserate  with the   workers and the  family of  the Chairman of NLC in Taraba ,Mr Peter Gambo,who died recently . (NAN)

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