Anyone who embarks on strike over fuel subsidy is an enemy of Nigerians – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former media aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, has offered advice to the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to reconsider its stance after the union declared an indefinite strike due to the removal of fuel subsidy. In President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s inauguration speech, it was announced that the Federal Government would cease paying for fuel subsidies to marketers.

In light of the Federal Government’s decision, the NLC responded by declaring an indefinite strike commencing on Wednesday morning until the relevant authorities revert the fuel price to its previous level. In response to this development, Reno Omokri expressed his opinion that anyone participating in the strike is acting against the interests of Nigeria, as he believes the removal of the subsidy is beneficial to the country.

“There is absolutely no justification for engaging in a strike due to the removal of fuel subsidy. Those who even contemplate taking such action are hindering Nigeria’s progress. Fuel subsidy is the reason behind Nigeria’s deficits in infrastructure, education, and Human Development Index. Subsidizing consumption in a developing nation is an irresponsible act. If there is any area that should receive further subsidies, it should be education and skill development,” he wrote.

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