Economy

Groups Want FG To Cut Down Cost Of Governance

A coalition of pro-labour and Civil Society Organizations, JAF wants the Federal Government to cut down on the cost Governance rather than hike in prices of public utilities.

They made this known in Ibadan at a News Conference held at the hall of the Oyo state council of Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC.

The Coordinator, Joint Action Front, JAF Oyo state chapter, Professor Ademola Aremu said the Labour Unions and CSOs were displeased with the insensitivity of the Federal Government to the plight of the common man.

He urged the Government to rescind its decision and revert pump price of petrol to eighty-seven Naira per liter.

On his part, Secretary to the Joint Action Front Mr Abiodun Bamgboye stressed that the coalition would embark on a sensitization of Nigerians to resist the new hikes until total reversal.

Mr Bamgboye said the activities would culminate in a mass action and protests to drive home their demands in the next one week.

He listed their demand to include reversal of utility prices and VAT to pre 2016 prices and repair of all old public refineries and construction of new ones.

Unions represented include ASUU, TUC, NLC, CLO and CDHR.

Blessing Okareh

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