President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said this at the opening ceremony of the 18th edition of NLC Harmattan School, on Monday in Ilorin, Kwara State.
His statement reads;
We need to interrogate. And this is what Labour has been interrogating.
“So, we are not running away from and we have never run away or shy away from discussing the issue of subsidy. Whether there is or not, we can discuss it,” he said.
Wabba said the NLC was aware that part of the reason for current fuel scarcity was the challenge of high cost of diesel affecting owners of petrol tankers used to transport petrol.
“But the bottom line is that we will resist any price increase in the name of removal of subsidy. Let us look at the issue of subsidy. What do we say is the issue of subsidy? Does it only mean price increase?
“Diesel adulteration is still there. Adulteration is more now in the case of diesel which has been fully deregulated, and the prices are not in the reach of anybody,” he said.
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