An umbrella body for all youths groups and middle-aged citizens led by Amb. Solomon Adodo has showed support for the decision by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to remove fuel subsidy and has kicked against the proposed strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
The group in a statement argued that the decision to remove fuel subsidy was in the best interest of Nigerians.
It noted: “The announcement of the suspension of fuel subsidy is nothing but an adroit courageous move by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It is a bitter pill we have to swallow which shall howbeit cure the long term problems plaguing our constituency, principally unemployment and its twin – poverty.
“We must therefore resist all overtures to oppose government but rather put on our innovative thinking caps to partner with government out of this temporary storm. All calls for strikes and/or protests should be strongly resisted while vistas of dialogue should be opened for cushioning measures to ease the plight of the masses.
“We must be reminded that the task of building any great nation rests principally on the shoulders of her youth and even though we talk about our heroes past, we are the heroes present that shall rise to build the great Nigeria buoyed by renewed hope for an uncommon transformation of our country to the greatness we so dream of.
It is possible and it is our time to make it happen Together.”