NLC begins nationwide strike Wednesday over humongous hike in petrol price


NLC President Joe Ajaero

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed to embark on strike on Wednesday if the Federal Government did not revert to status quo the humongous hike petroleum price.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited had increased the price of petroleum product to between N488 and N555.

The hike has had untold hardship on Nigerians as prices of goods and services have tripled.

Arising from its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, NLC’s President, Joe Ajaero said the NEC had decided that all workers should embark on strike from Wednesday if the government did not revert to status quo.

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He said if the government failed to meet its demand, the workers would embark on nationwide protest and strike.

An earlier meeting between the labour and the government on Wednesday had ended deadlock as the government refused to shift ground.

Speaking on Monday during his inauguration as president, Tinubu said “The fuel subsidy is gone.”

Tinubu said his government would instead channel the funds into infrastructure and other areas to strengthen the economy.

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