CLO to join protest against increase of Fuel Price

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CLO also criticised the government’s decision to increase fuel price at a time like this when Nigerians are facing hardship, saying the decision is wicked.
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The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has announced that it will join the protest action against the increase in fuel pump price.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has concluded plans to embark on a nationwide strike on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 to protest the increase in the fuel pump price from N86 and N86.50k to N145 per litre by the Federal Government, according to reports.

CLO also criticised the government’s decision to increase fuel price at a time like this when Nigerians are facing hardship, saying the decision is wicked.

The group also faulted the move by the federal government saying most civil servants in some states have not received salaries.

Punch reports that the CLO Bayelsa State chapter chairman, Chief Nengi James, said “The CLO con-demns, in totality, the decision of the federal government.

“We consider the decision as anti-people and without proper consultation.

“Majority of Nigerians want the fuel scarcity to end and also support removal of subsidy, but, when you wake up at the militarised side of your bed and announce such policies without the knowledge of already suffering Nigerians, you are not fair but inhuman.”

Adding that “If the Buhari administration wants to show its might, it should have started with a fiat, directing the states to pay workers’ salaries up-to-date.

“We call on him to reverse the decision or face the wrath of the people.

“In the Niger Delta, boats are the means of transportation. Where a car can use 30 litres, boat consume more than 70 litres. That means the people will be subjected to increase in boat fare. Workers will be made to pay from a non-existent salary.”

The federal government announced the removal of subsidy and a subsequent increase in the pump price of fuel to N145 on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

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