Forget Fuel Price Hike,NLC tells FG ,Hails Judgment



nlc-logo Nigeria Labour Congress has called on “ government to forget unpopular idea or plan to further up prices of petroleum products”. NLC said this a statement  applauding   judgment of Federal High Court (FHC) on issue of the deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry.

“This obviously is victory for democracy and the independence of the judiciary,” Promise Adewusi ,acting president  of NLC said  today on the judgment.

“We commend the plaintiff, Barrister Bamidele Aturu for his doggedness and the Honourable Justice M. Bello for his courage to stand by the .

“However, we sincerely believe that the issues of deregulation go beyond the fixing of the pump prices of petroleum products.

NLC said “The adverse effects of an unconsciounable high cost of petroleum products on the citizenry borne out of bad management of the petroleum sector is the crux of the matter.

“This underscores our insistence that the Chapter of the 1999 (as amended) be made justiceable to promote good governance and protect the welfare and well-being of the .

the of the above therefore, we on the government to forget the unpopular idea or plan to further up the prices of petroleum products” the statement said.

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