Nigerian Union of Teachers Opposes Petrol Subsidy Removal
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on February 7, 2023
The Nigerian Union of Teachers says it opposes the planned removal of petroleum subsidy. The President of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Titus Amba, stated this in Abuja on Monday at the union’s 2023 Solemn Assembly.
It could be recalled that the Federal Government had said it would stop the payment of petrol subsidy by the end of June having made provisions of N3.36trn for it to cover the first six months of this year.
Reacting to the call, the NUT President called for scrutiny of the implementation of the subsidy regime “with the aim of ridding the system of corruption.
He added that the consequences of the high price of petroleum products had triggered inflation to the disadvantage of all wage earners in the country. Amba also said the union would take on states that had refused to implement the N30, 000 minimum wages for teachers.