……Says it must be resisted
The Joint Action Front (JAF) has rejected the latest hike in the prices of petroleum products from the N123 50 pump price at most filling stations to the latest price of N143.
According to a press release jointly signed by JAF Chairperson, Dr. Oladipo Fashina and JAF Secretary, Comrade Abiodun Aremu, they said that the hike is coming against the background of serious hardship the working people and oppressed masses are going through, following the failure of the Nigerian State to provide adequate social support and access to mass testing in the face of threats to survival by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The statement read, “JAF has consistently maintained that the current unjust system of neoliberal order is incapable of addressing the quest of Nigerians for free education, free healthcare, jobs for all and security of life and properties, hence our call for a sustained struggle for SYSTEM CHANGE that would ensure a socio- economic arrangement that can guarantee provision of basic necessities to ALL.
“JAF calls on organised Labour to provide leadership for resistance against the IMF inspired hike in fuel prices and urges Nigerians to prepare for consistent resistance against attacks on jobs, education, healthcare, high cost of living and the urgent necessity to mobilise towards a new Political Alternative.