Protest: Beware of NLC’s Hypocrisy – Olugbon warns

The Olugbon of Orile-Igbon, Oba Francis Alao, has issued a cautionary message to Nigerians regarding the hypocrisy of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) as the union embarks on a nationwide protest.

Oba Francis Alao, who also serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, urged Nigerians to exercise patience with the Tinubu-led federal government in its efforts to revive the nation’s economy.

In a statement released in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, the traditional ruler emphasized the importance of everyone’s understanding and support for the Tinubu-led administration to fulfill its electoral promises.

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The statement read: “Nigerians should beware of hypocrisy of the NLC . Prior to the inauguration of this present administration the same NLC backed the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, for proposing to remove subsidy if elected. Now that President Bola Tinubu won the election and took a decision to remove subsidy, NLC wants to ground Nigeria despite the plans and assurances given by President Bola Tinubu on how to cushion the effect of subsidy removal in the lives of Nigerians.

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“As I have said several times, Nigerians need to be patient with this government in order to revive the economy of this nation due to mismanagement in the past. Fixing a badly damaged economy takes time irrespective of the number of experts working on it.

“This cannot work like magic. It requires a gradual process of reviewing and amending policies and their implementation which this administration has kick-started in a positive direction.

“The NLC should stop playing God. Why didn’t NLC speak against Godwin Emefiele’s Naira Swap policy despite causing hardship on Nigerians? The NLC is now claiming to love Nigerians because of the subsidy removal which it supported initially.

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“I urge Nigerians to be patient with the administration of Bola Tinubu and allow the programme of palliatives introduced by the Federal Government to be implemented in order to cushion the effect of subsidy removal. Protest will only worsen issues; let us be positive for a greater Nigeria.”


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