Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has said that the National Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is to be blamed for the country’s continuous importation of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol. ayokinews.com reports
According to the NLC, Nigeria shouldn’t be relying on imported petroleum products, noting that it is the only member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that is still importing gasoline.
This was made known by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, while speaking at an interview with newsmen on the sidelines of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria’s (MHWUN) 48th National Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, in Abuja.
Ayuba further urged Nigerians to vehemently reject the federal government’s unfavorable policies if they’re implemented in 2022 as planned.
He said, “The NLC has remained very consistent in its position about the issue of what we call subsidy. The position of the NLC is that Nigeria has no reason to continue to import refined products for domestic use, particularly PMS, because we’ve also found out that we are the only member country of OPEC that is doing that.”
“It’s an imposed policy on Nigeria, and our leaders must find a way and means to get us out of that imposition. We have made this point very clear that because of the devaluation of our currency, it then means that the policy of importation will continue to have a negative impact on consumers.”