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TUC To Buhari: Identify, punish those behind fuel scarcity




The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari identify and punish those behind fuel scarcity that has brought untold hardship upon Nigerians.

National Treasurer of TUC, Mohammad Yunusa, stated this in Abuja at the weekend on the sideline of the delegate conference of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government-Owned Companies (SSASCGOC).

The Congress also threatened to direct workers in statutory corporations and government-owned companies to sit at home if the challenge of fuel scarcity across the country persists for the next few days, as members of his association have already been directed to stay at homes pending when there will be a regular supply of petrol.

He said: ”The union’s position is very clear. Those who caused this scarcity should be identified and punished very well. The position of SSASCGOC also is that, you know we are affiliated to TUC, and we have made it known to TUC that let the workers stop going to work until there is enough fuel to take them to work.

The union leader, while commenting on a one-month strike embarked upon by members of ASUU, also berated the Federal Government over its lackadaisical attitude towards education systems in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.


According to him, the Federal Government had on many occasions signed Memorandum of Understanding with many unions without fulfilling its promises at the end of the day.

Citing an example with the case of ASSU, Yunusa noted that the major problem of unionism in Nigeria is the inability of governments to listen or have constructive engagements.

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