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Speaking in an interview with our correspondent, the human rights activist said the country could not afford a face-off with labour unions. The recent increase in fuel price should compel the Federal Government to accept the N56, 000 minimum wage proposed by the Nigeria Labour Congress.

Opadokun also stated that, the Federal Government, as a matter of importance, should accept the minimum wage proposal by the NLC because many workers across the country can no longer afford this high cost of fuel. Many of them have not even been paid for some months now. While he urged labour leaders across the country to negotiate with the Federal Government in order to reduce the fuel price.

He also that, I am not convinced that the increase is the right thing to do, I believe the pricing template of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency is wrong because they can arrive at a better price. Furthermore the past six weeks have not been particularly easy for many Nigerians, so there is really no dividend in embarking on any fight and strike.

Finally he said, the way out was for the Federal Government to plan to establish modular refineries to ensure that all the petroleum products consumed in the country were refined in Nigeria. Refining petroleum resources we consume in Nigeria, not outside the country, will get us out of the crisis.