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Petrol Pricing: Tinubu Administration Playing Games With Nigerians, Says NLC President Ajaero

“What is happening is not economics, but a reign of impunity.” he said.

The president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, has said Nigerians are being deceived on the issue of petrol pricing.

Speaking in a TV interview, Ajaero said the masses are being punished unnecessarily.

It was reported that the product’s pump price surged to N617 per litre in the federal capital territory (FCT) and N568 a litre in Lagos.

He said President Tinubu’s administration is playing games with Nigerians, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) is only being partially clever.

“NNPCL cannot import and say the commodity is imported by marketers, that is not true,” he said.

“If the government withdrew subsidies of petroleum products and suddenly, while we are about to start committee meetings, there is another price increase, why then will government seek a court injunction and use other measures if it is not their business?

“It seems we have entered a reign where Nigerians are being punished unnecessarily and where lies are coming up everywhere.

“If you have a single market where everybody must change dollars at N800/$1, you removed the market where people were changing dollars at N450 to import, it means the very moment that dollar value increases to even N900/N1000, you will tell us that you imported it at current value.

“Despite the fact that the products you have now are not the ones that were imported under N800/$.

“Clearly, the government is toying with Nigerians. What is happening is not economics, but a reign of impunity.”

On May 29, President Bola Tinubu announced that “petrol subsidy is gone” a pronouncement which immediately led to a hike in the pump price of the product. across the country.

Chioma Kalu

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