We Don’t Believe There Is Subsidy – ASUU…
Written by City Radio on June 8, 2023
The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Professor Emmanuel Osodeke says the country’s apex academic body does not believe there is fuel subsidy in the country.
President Bola Tinubu had at his inauguration announced that “subsidy is gone,” sparking a hike in price and shortage of the product across the country.
While the government had before then repeatedly said it can no longer fund the payment of subsidy, the ASUU chief who spoke at the Alex Ekweme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo in Ebonyi State wondered how Nigeria can be exporting crude oil but cannot refine the same.
Osodeke also lamented the inability of the country to have a functioning refinery, decrying the humongous amounts spent on the existing ones.
Since the Federal Government confirmed the removal of the subsidy, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have been in negotiation.
They earlier called for a reversal of the old pump price of the product but later shelved their planned strike after a series of meetings with the government.
ASUU, Osodeke, noted, will toe the line of organised labour.