President-general, Trade Union Congress, TUC, Mr. Bobboi Kaigama has reiterated the resolve of the union to reject calls for fuel subsidy removal in the interest of Nigerians.
Speaking to newsmen in Jalingo yesterday, Kaigama disclosed that the most important thing at the moment was to tackle the pervasive corruption that had characterised the subsidy regime over the years.
TUC, according to the president-general, will resist attempt aimed at fuel subsidy removal because Nigerians deserve some subsidy on the oil that is produced in the country.
According to him, “The most important thing to do at the moment is to identify the cabal that hijacked the process of subsidy payment and punish them for holding the nation to ransom over the years.”
On the issue of Boko Haram, Kaigama informed that the union was in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to relocate the command centre to Maiduguri until the insurgents were subdued, saying “there is no need to pretend that the nation is not at war.”
“We totally support Buhari’s decision to relocate the command centre to Maiduguri until the insurgents are subdued. The insurgents are at war with Nigeria and there is need to take the war to them where ever they are in the country,” he said.
The labour leader appealed to the president and state governors to reduce the cost of governance by reducing the number of political appointees and making their salaries and allowances public for Nigerians to know and trust them at all times.
While urging the federal and state governments to revamp agricultural and industrial sectors in order to boost the economy, Kaigama lamented that the economy of the country was getting worse and that would be the way of addressing it.


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