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Thursday, 3 September 2020

ActionAid Nigeria to Partner NLC in Protest Against Fuel Price Hike

ActionAid Nigeria has joined other well-meaning Nigerians in condemning the recent increase in the price of petrol in the country.

A statement signed by the Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria Ene Obi, said Nigerians are not yet out of the COVID-19 crisis which has led to loss of jobs, increased poverty and unemployment, adding that the increase in fuel price shows that the Nigerian government is not in touch with the reality on ground.

He insisted that governance is about easing the pain and burden of the common man, but lamented that Nigerians are now dealing with too many increases at the same time which has ultimately introduced so much inflation.

The statement further said that the federal government instead of dealing with widespread insecurity across the country are taking actions that will further heighten insecurity because as the inflations go up and more people fall into poverty, there will be more conflict in the society.

ActionAid Nigeria also wondered why Nigeria with massive volume of energy is still not refining crude oil locally, adding that it will be working with the Nigerian Labour Congress and relevant stakeholders to intensify the voices and demands of the common man on the matter.

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