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17 May 2016

Fuel price hike: ASUU mobilises members for protest

National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, Tuesday mobilised members of the union for strike and mass action commencing from Wednesday to force the Federal Government to revert the petroleum pump price from N145 to N86.
Chairman of the University of Ibadan Chapter of the Union, Dr Deji Omole, read the President’s letter while mobilising members to be ready for mass resistance to what he called ‘obnoxious and callous policy of fuel price increment’.
According to Omole, the policy of subsidy removal was the most criminal ambush from the Mohammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to empower the rich and cripple the poor.
The ASUU boss, who said that the common denominator to all Nigerians was poverty, added that the same APC government that failed to pay civil servants for months could now celebrate budget signing with the legalization of black market.
Omole, who noted that many state governors, who now align with the removal of subsidy, ran their states aground through wasteful spending‎, urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to beam its search light on such governors.
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