Chris Steven, Abuja
A civil society organization, Stand Up Nigeria (SUN) on Wednesday in Abuja held a peaceful rally in support of the deregulation policy of the federal government, saying it has become obvious that Nigeria can no longer sustain the subsidy regime, which it described as corrupt.
The rally which started from Federal Secretariat to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the federation saw the protesters commending the federal government for removing fuel subsidy
Addressing the protest, coordinator of the group, Philip Agbese commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his courage to remove subsidy on fuel.
He said though the group is aware that labour is still in talks with government, he however urged the government not to reverse itself.
“We appeal to Mr President that there is no longer room for going back and forth on what to do with subsidy corruption. Nigerians want subsidy payment and the corruption it typifies buried forever without the possibility of it resurrecting again” he said
He said the group and its affiliates are solidly behind the president in his quest to sanitize the oil industry and restore transparency.
Agbese said rather than antogonise government, the Nigeria Labour Congress should partner with the federal government on how Nigerians will benefit from the palliatives announced by government.