A protégé of President Bola Tinubu, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged the Nigeria Labour Congress to postpone its scheduled statewide protest over eliminating gasoline subsidies.
The governor asserted that there was enough gasoline for everyone even though many petrol outlets in Lagos and around the nation are still closed due to Mr. Tinubu’s controversial pronouncement that “fuel subsidy is gone.”
Be patient and cooperate with the president, please. There is no need to inflame the political situation, according to NNPC, which has declared that it has more than enough petroleum to go around.
In his warning, Mr. Sanwo-Olu said, “We should not get political because it is governance, and the people must see purposeful governance.”
So I beg the NLC not to make the subsidy issue a political one, he continued. The leadership should know that they are leading people and exercise restraint.
The governor advised the labor leaders to work with the federal government under the leadership of his political godfather and to have patience with Mr. Tinubu as he works to revive the economy and make Nigeria a better place for everybody.
Additionally, he reminded NLC that Mr. Tinubu had just recently taken office and should be given some leeway.
“The president hasn’t even been in office for a week. We must collaborate and be very patient. Let’s not politicize this matter; instead, let’s stand with this man. Following a post-inauguration thanksgiving ceremony at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, the governor observed, “We should let him (leave) and think.
He emphasized that this “is not the time” for strikes by workers’ unions.
The thanksgiving service marked the conclusion of celebrations for the governor’s swearing-in for a second term.
Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat, his wife Oluremi, and his wife, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, were also present.