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Fuel Hike Strike: NGO lauds Tinubu for Meeting with Labour Leaders—-says it’s a patriotic step




Osun Positive Force (OPF) Friday, commended patriotic step taken by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the fuel subsidy strike embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu along Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Governor State of Osun met with the Labour leaders today in Abuja pleading with them to sheath-their-sword in the interest of the nation and support Buhari-led administration.

According to a statement issued in Osogbo by the group’s Media Director, Mr Yinka Diamond, described Tinubu’s move as momentous, patriotic and historic, saying this is why Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is different from other political leaders in the country.

Both Nigerian Government and Nigeria Labour Congress could not reach atruce over the pump price increase which NLC has since Wednesday 18th May, 2016 instructed its members to proceed on industrial strike by protesting the hike.

“It would ultimately become beneficial to the generality of the people instead of enriching the pockets of a few Nigerians, who enjoyed the fraud of the subsidy regime. The president’s decision to reallocate funds once earmarked for the fuel subsidy and commit those funds to other more socially productive services and undertakings was a difficult decision. It was also a necessary one” – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

OPF said, “by this, Tinubu is indeed a visionary leader, a core democrat, an ideologist and a strategist whose purposeful audacity and analytical sagacity has no other commitment but for the Nigeria nation.

“Asiwaju’s lofty feats in ensuring rancor-free environment by placing Nigeria first cannot but be commended, a testimony to his consummate patriotism and unassailable progressivism, sterling leadership style and commitment to the nation’s economy”