The planned removal of fuel subsidy has been described as illegal and diversionary by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). The NLC added that it will not take it lightly should the government go ahead with the plan billed to take off in January. The Congress was reacting to the remarks by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, who said government had resolved to scrap oil subsidy because of fraud around it.
The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, in an interview with THISDAY, said the organised labour would hold the President accountable on his promise not to remove fuel subsidy. According to Wabba, the decision by President Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government to remove fuel subsidy did not fall within the purview of their campaign promises during the 2015 general elections.