Newspaper headlines: FG calls on governments to impose mandatory COVID vaccination for workers

Reactions following the planned removal of fuel subsidies by the federal government appeared on the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that the federal government has asked governors to mandate mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for workers in their states. Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, has pledged to end attacks by herdsmen in the state, the newspaper said.

The Nation says the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) began mobilizing civil society groups ahead of its planned nationwide protests against the proposed petrol subsidy removal. The newspaper reports that experts have said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy cannot save the naira.

Daily Independent reports that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned that refusing to release Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, would be a serious mistake. The newspaper says stakeholders doubt the revival of the national carrier.

The Guardian says the federal government’s autogas plan failed to yield the desired result before the proposed removal of the petrol subsidy. Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, said they wanted 19 illegal refinery operators in the state, the newspaper reports.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may adopt a consensual method to elect its national leader at the February convention. The newspaper reports that the federal government spent around 56.9 billion naira on women and youths in 2021.