The Muhammadu Buhari government is unleashing more harm on Nigerians than the coronavirus pandemic is, the Federation of Informal Workers’ Organisation of Nigeria (FIWON) has said.
FIWON made the comment at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, two days after the federal government hiked the price of fuel again.
“It is a shame and it remains an open sore that Nigeria as an oil-producing country could be importing fuel and we believe the Buhari administration has failed in this regard,” FIWON General Secretary Gbenga Komolafe said.
“The promise to revamp the economy and stop fuel importation is one of the reasons we voted for this government.
“The government should also invest in refineries like other OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries). Even, South Africa which is not an oil-producing country has a refinery.
“Government policies have devastated Nigerians more than COVID-19.
“Some workers complained that they received half salary but workers in the informal sector did not even receive any salary.”