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Tinubu, Falana meet over subsidy removal, economy

June 5, 2023

President Bola Tinubu and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), have met over the looming strike following the removal of the petrol subsidy.

It was learnt that Falana, who has represented the Nigeria Labour Congress and its affiliate unions for decades, met with Tinubu at the Presidential Villa on Saturday over how best to handle the situation.

The senior advocate was also said to have discussed the war against corruption with Tinubu and how best to recover funds that have been stashed in foreign jurisdictions.

The meeting, it was learnt, was a sequel to a letter that the human rights lawyer had written to Tinubu on the economy and how he could succeed.

“Falana met with Tinubu on Saturday. They discussed how best to handle the removal of subsidy and how to ensure that the pain of Nigerians does not worsen.

“Tinubu will continue to consult respected Nigerians in his administration including members of the opposition and civil rights groups,” said an associate of the President.

When contacted on the telephone, Falana confirmed the meeting, saying it was open and sincere.

“It is true that I met with President Tinubu on Saturday. We discussed subsidy and how to tackle waste in government and recover looted funds. The aim is just to ensure that the economy picks up quickly, he said. (Nigerian Tribune)

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