NLC opens up on alleged plans for nationwide protests over increase in Petrol Prices


Opens Up on Plans for Nationwide Protests Over Increase in Petrol Prices


The Labour Congress (NLC) has addressed rumours of an impending protest against the removal of the Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) subsidy, which has led to an increase in fuel prices.


The clarification comes shortly after a fruitless meeting between the NLC and the Federal Government (FG) on Wednesday at Abuja’s State House.



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Joe Ajaero, the chairman of the Congress, voiced the NLC’s outrage over the “reckless price increase” that is anticipated to cause severe hardships for ordinary Nigerians.


However, he stated that no protests are currently planned.



In a statement issued on Thursday by Benson Upah, the head of the Congress’s Information Unit, Ajaero refuted reports that organised labour had planned a protest for Friday.



Ajaero stated, “The Nigeria Labour Congress is aware of rumours circulating on social media that the union will begin protest action on Friday, June 2 in response to the increase in PMS pump prices. While we are deeply troubled by this thoughtless price increase, which is designed to inflict unimaginable suffering on ordinary Nigerians, we have no plans to take action on Friday.”



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He elaborated, “Our immediate plans include holding organisational meetings on June 2, 2023, to discuss the pricing issue. In light of this, we urge the general public to disregard these rumours, as they are not from the Congress.”


Following the meeting on Friday regarding the removal of the subsidy, the organised labour promised to keep Nigerians apprised of its subsequent course of action.



It is important to recall that President Bola declared the end of the era of fuel subsidies during his inauguration on Monday.


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