NLC Emergency Meeting Deadluck, Threathen To Embark On Indefinite Strike
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for a nationwide strike beginning the following Wednesday.
The union announced the strike on Friday, following a meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja to discuss the removal of fuel subsidies and subsequent increase in the price of petrol at the pump.
The nationwide fuel shortages are a result of President Bola Tinubu’s inaugural address, in which he declared that “fuel subsidies are gone.”
After the emergency meeting with the National Executive Council (NEC) on Friday in Abuja, the president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, stated that the government, specifically the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), had until Wednesday of next week to revert to the old price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as fuel.
Ajaero added that if the Federal Government did not comply with the ultimatum, nationwide protests would continue indefinitely.
The removal of the subsidy has had a ripple effect on the cost of transportation across the nation, as transport workers must now pay a higher price for gasoline after waiting in long lines at filling stations.
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