Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has called on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embrace dialogue with the Federal Government in resolving the nation-wide strike caused by the removal of fuel subsidy.
Akpabio made the call yesterday at Government House, Uyo, during a meeting with stakeholders in the transport sector.
His words: ‘’The fuel subsidy removal has brought a lot of tension in the country. I wish the people would understand President Goodluck Jonathan. We have to sit down and dialogue for no leader wants to inflict pains on his people. What we should now discuss is to ensuring that subsidy or no subsidy, things would move on well in the country.
‘’If we subsidize our own petroleum product by building our refinery, our children would be employed. We need to do something differently to improve our present situation. The subsidy we have today is the source of corruption and such must be removed.”
The Governor pledged to assist them by providing more buses to ply the various routes in the state for the benefit of the people.
Embrace dialogue, Akpabio tells NLC