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Tinubu’s broadcast receives backlash from labor groups, protests to continue

by Vicky Oselumese
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Tinubu's broadcast receives backlash from labor groups, protests to continue

Labor groups have criticized President Bola Tinubu’s recent national broadcast and expressed doubt about the effectiveness of his interventions to alleviate the impact of his administration’s policies on the citizens.

Despite Tinubu’s pledge to intervene if necessary, the labor groups have stated that there have been no concrete measures taken to provide immediate relief to the people.

As a result, the planned protests against the removal of petroleum subsidy will proceed as scheduled.

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, dismissed concerns about the protests being hijacked by hoodlums and emphasized the responsibility of security agencies to ensure the safety of the workers.

Ajaero also expressed skepticism about Tinubu’s ability to control inflation and gasoline prices due to the unification of the exchange rate.

The meeting has been adjourned to allow the labor leaders to listen to Tinubu’s national broadcast.

The Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, acknowledged the influence of oil cabals on the economy and stated that removing the subsidy is the first step in dealing with them.

The National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, appealed to the labor groups to give the administration time to fix the economy, as Tinubu inherited a challenging economic situation.

This article was updated 1 month ago

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