Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, South-West Chairman of Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has spoken against the senate’s proposal of N5 levy on petrol and attributing it is an expensive joke, owning to the present situation of the economy and has showed that they are not sensitive to economic crises.
Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, NUPENG South-West Chairman
On Thursday June 1st 2017, Senator Kabiru Gaya an APC member from Kano and the chairman of Senate Committee on Works presented a bill to the house, NATIONAL ROADS BILL which recommends payment of N5 levy on every litre of petroleum products imported to the country which will be part of the proposed national roads fund and also postulated the return of toll gates on roads.
Responding to the proposal of the Senates, Alhaji Tokunbo imagined why would they bring another hardship on the masses when Nigerians are struggling to cope with recession. “ The prices of foodstuffs have tripled in the market , while workers’ salary has not been increased , how can the Senate propose such a bill at this particular period when poor Nigerians can hardly feed themselves. Any attempt to adjust the price of petrol under any guise will be resisted by the Organized Labour .” he said.