Just In: CAN Backs Tinubu on Subsidy Removal, Issues Strong Warning to NLC, TUC

Just In: CAN Backs Tinubu on Subsidy Removal, Issues Strong Warning to NLC, TUC

  • President Bola Tinubu has received major support regarding his decision to remove the fuel subsidy
  • The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has backed the president while urging Nigerians to be patient with the Tinubu-led federal government
  • The Lagos state chairman of CAN, Bishop Stephen Adegbite, urged Nigerians to look beyond the pains of subsidy, noting it is a positive step that will favour the downtrodden

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FCT, Abuja - The Lagos state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Stephen Adegbite, has thrown its weight behind the fuel subsidy removal decision by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The cleric noted that Nigerians have more to gain from it.

Bola Tinubu, fuel subsidy removal, NLC, TUC, CAN
Tinubu met with the leadership of the NLC and the TUC, and he made some commitments regarding their demands. Photo credit: Dele Alake
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Why Lagos CAN is backing Tinubu on subsidy removal

Adegbite, who is also the Bishop of the Methodist Church, Ikeja Diocese, spoke on Thursday, August 3, at a media conference in Abuja, Daily Trust reported.

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While urging the organised labour to shelve further action against the government, Adegbite noted that Tinubu's administration has a plan on ground to ensure local refining of petroleum.

The cleric added that he has a duty, as a Christian, to speak to these issues and that the Tinubu administration should know that this support is based on trust for him and his appointees to deliver as they promised and must keep with Nigerians.

NLC threatens nationwide strike August 14, reason revealed

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Thursday, August 3, slammed the federal government of Nigeria with a fresh threat.

The leadership of the NLC has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike on August 14, 2023, should the Federal Ministry of Justice fail to withdraw the lawsuit filed against organised labour.

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“To embark on a nationwide comprehensive strike beginning Monday, 14th of August, 2023 if this contemptuous court summons is not withdrawn by whosoever initiated it.”

Nationwide protest: NLC exposes FG over claim of saving N1trn on subsidy removal

The Nigeria Labour Congress refuted President Bola Tinubu's claim that over N1 trillion has been saved since his government stopped paying for fuel subsidy.

Speaking during the ongoing nationwide protest of organised labour, Comrade Joe Ajaero, the NLC president, said the federal government's committee put together to negotiate with the unions revealed that no money was saved since the subsidy was removed.

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