Tuesday 10 January 2012

Fuel Subsidy: Senate Tells Jonathan To Revert To 65 Naira

The Senate after a closed door session yesterday, asked President Jonathan to revert the price of fuel to 65 Naira per litre. This is following a similar call a few days ago by the House of Representatives, the Senate President was asked to convey the Senate’s resolution to the President within 24 hours.
This came as the nationwide protest called by the organised labour against the removal of subsidy on petrol which commenced on Monday was hijacked on its second day by hoodlums in Ogun, Kaduna, Oyo and Edo states even as the Nigeria Labour Congress vowed that the protests will continue indefinitely until the Federal Government reverts the pump price of petrol to N65.
The Federal Government also yesterday declared that it was still ready for dialogue with organised labour, saying that “the option of dialogue is still open”, as it cautioned the security agencies against the use of force against protesters.
Courtesy: Vanguard Newspapers

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