Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the President of the Academic Workers Union of Universities (ASUU), says the esteemed tutorial organization does now not subscribe to the view of gasoline subsidy existing interior the nation.
Unswerving by his inauguration, President Bola Tinubu declared that “subsidy is long previous,” which which capability truth led to a surge in prices and scarcity of the product sometime of the nation.
Despite the govts prior assertions that it goes to furthermore no longer possess enough money to subsidize funds, the President of ASUU expressed his bewilderment on the paradoxical pains the build Nigeria is in a position to exporting coarse oil however struggles to refine it. He shared these thoughts whereas addressing a gathering on the Alex Ekweme Federal University in Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi Announce.
“We don’t reflect that there is gasoline subsidy. You have to furthermore’t be exporting coarse oil for the previous 70 years, and besides you proceed to can’t refine the coarse oil and sell to your folks on the Nigerian rate, now not at dollar. Then, one thing is indecent,” he acknowledged on Wednesday on the sidelines of a lecture captioned, ‘Advancing Technology by Quality Education, the ASUU Perspective’.
Moreover, Osodeke expressed his fear over the nation’s lack of a functional refinery and criticized the exorbitant sums of cash expended on the present ones.
The ASUU chief acknowledged “It is now not rocket science to produce a refinery. When the nation intentionally refuses to protect the ones they’ve however folks [working there] are being paid,”
He added that over the previous three years or so, Nigeria has allocated trillions of naira in direction of refurbishing refineries, however sadly, none of them are operational. Surprisingly, smaller international locations possess successfully established functioning refineries.
Following the Federal Executive’s confirmation of subsidy elimination, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Alternate Union Congress (TUC) possess been engaged in negotiations.
At the foundation, they demanded a reversion to the old gasoline pump trace, however in the end, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Alternate Union Congress (TUC) decided to suspend their planned strike following a series of conferences with the govt. ASUU, as highlighted by Osodeke, affirmed their alignment with the build of organized labour.