The President Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Bola Tinubu will address Nigerians today, Monday at 7 pm prompt.
Dele Alake, the President’s Special Adviser on Strategy, Communication and Special Duties, has confirmed this in a circular released in the early hours of Monday.
Part of the circular read “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will make a broadcast to the nation on Monday, July 31, 2023, at 7 pm.
“Television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast.”
However, insights on petrol subsidy removal will be inevitable, which has undoubtedly caused difficulty in the living standard of the citizens.
Initially, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC last week said Nigerians have lost their peace of mind following the “subsidy is gone” comment made by President Tinubu during his inauguration on 29th May 2023, and as such, has threatened a strike.
The labour congress has criticized the Tinubu administration over its “unfriendly” policies while adding that the government has continued to treat its citizens as slaves. This came out in a statement jointly signed by the Congress National President, Joe Ajaero, and Secretary-General, Emmanuel Ugboaja in Abuja.
According to a report by the PUNCH, the NLC has commenced mass mobilisation ahead of its planned nationwide strike scheduled to begin Wednesday to protest the hardship occasioned by the fuel subsidy removal.
The paper also reported that the NLC urged Nigerians to “join us at the Unity Fountain, Abuja on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 7 am.”
“There is nowhere in the world where government leaves its citizens totally to the vagaries of the market without some measure of control and protection. The Federal Government should immediately deal decisively with the criminal content of subsidy instead of exposing ordinary citizens to avoidable pain and hardship.
“As a matter of national importance, it is imperative to fix all our refineries to be able to cater to domestic fuel consumption,” the NLC said, via Punch.