President Tinubu to address Nigerians today


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set to address Nigerians today at 7pm.

This announcement was made by Dele Alake, the President’s Special Adviser on Strategy, Communication, and Special Duties, through a statement released on Monday morning.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will make a broadcast to the nation on Monday, July 31, 2023, at 7 pm.

“Television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast,” the statement read.

The upcoming broadcast by President Bola Tinubu at 7 pm today might be related to the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (petrol), and its impact on the cost of living for Nigerians.

Last week, the Nigeria Labour Congress expressed concerns about the “Subsidy is gone” remark made by Tinubu during his May 29, 2023, inauguration, which has caused hardship and affected the peace of mind of Nigerians.

In a statement jointly signed by the National President, Joe Ajaero, and Secretary-General, Emmanuel Ugboaja, in Abuja, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) criticized the Tinubu administration for its “unfriendly” policies and accused it of treating Nigerians as slaves.

As reported earlier, the NLC has initiated mass mobilization in preparation for its planned nationwide strike, set to start on Wednesday. The strike aims to protest against the difficulties caused by the removal of fuel subsidy.

In a schedule, the NLC urged Nigerians to “join us at the Unity Fountain, Abuja on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 7 am.”

“There is nowhere in the world where government leaves its citizens totally to the vagaries of the market without some measure of control and protection. The Federal Government should immediately deal decisively with the criminal content of subsidy instead of exposing ordinary citizens to avoidable pain and hardship.

“As a matter of national importance, it is imperative to fix all our refineries to be able to cater to domestic fuel consumption,” the NLC said.