Fuel subsidy removal, N5,000 monthly grant draw ire of Senate, NLC, TUC

The Federal Government’s plan to remove fuel subsidy next year and replace it with a N5,000 monthly transport grant to 40 million Nigerians is already brewing controversies.

The Senate, the Trade Union Congress (TUC), the Nigeria Labour Congress  (NLC) and some financial experts have rejected the Federal Government’s plan.

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While the Senate said there was no provision for such grant in the 2022 budget, TUC expressed shock that government could come up with this when negotiations on subsidy removal between government and the Labour movement is still ongoing, saying it is unacceptable.

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The NLC on its part, described the development as an ‘open invitation for unrest and revolt’.


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