CSO begs Tinubu to reduce fuel price and tackle rising inflation rate
A civil society organization – Advocacy for Positive Behavioural Patterns Initiative, has urged President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to as a matter of urgency, address hike in fuel price to reduce inflation rate for the sake of the teaming masses.
The CSO dedicated to promoting positive behaviour, social welfare and positive change, expressed concern over the impact of the recent hike in fuel price on the masses, urged the President to take immediate action to reduce fuel price, mitigate the inflationary effects and allow the poor to breathe and prosper.
A statement signed by the Director, Campaign Team, Bamidele Mann, lamented that the recent increase in fuel price has significantly burdened the Nigerian population, most especially the vulnerable group
He said “This rise has not only escalated the cost of transportation, affecting daily commutes for individuals and families, but has also triggered an overall increase in the prices of essential commodities. As a result, the vulnerable members of our society are struggling to make ends meet, compromising their basic needs, and undermining their quality of life.”
While acknowledging that managing fuel prices is a complex issue influenced by several factors such as global market dynamics and economic consideration, the group said they firmly believe that it is the responsibility of the government under the leadership of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu, to implement effective measures to alleviate the financial burden on the less privileged and restore stability to our economy.
As an NGO committed to positive change, APBPI advocates for policies that prioritize the welfare and well-being of the Nigerian people and called on the President to initiate dialogue with relevant stakeholders, including industry experts, economists and representatives from civil society organizations, to develop comprehensive strategies that address the root causes of escalating fuel prices while curbing inflation.
They advocated need to adopt proactive measures such as implementing transparent pricing mechanisms, exploring alternative energy sources and promoting investments in the petroleum sector, saying this will not only provide immediate relief to the less privileged but also lay the foundation for a prosperous and inclusive future for all Nigerians.
Maintaining that President Tinubu has the capability to steer the nation towards sustainable economic growth and social equity, they assured of their readiness to support the government’s efforts in tackling these issues and are committed to collaborating with relevant ministries, agencies and organizations to promote awareness, conduct research, and develop effective interventions aimed at improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society.
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