The Nigeria Labour Congress will embark on a nationwide strike on Wednesday next week.
The congress said the strike action would be implemented if the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited fails to reverse the new pump price for the Premium Motor Spirit.
The NLC took the decision at the end of the emergency National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja on Friday.
The President, Bola Tinubu, during his inaugural speech on Monday, May 29, 2023, announced the removal of fuel subsidy. “Subsidy is gone,” Tinubu had said.
Though the President’s image makers in statements issued by the state house insisted that the new president was misquoted by some sections of the media.
Tinubu’s declaration led to an increase in panic buying with some filling stations across the country pegging the pump price of petrol to as high as N600 per litre.
On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, the NNPCL announced new pump prices according to states.
Some representatives of the government also met with the officials of the NLC, a meeting which ended in a deadlock.
However at the end of its NEC meeting on Friday, the national president of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, while briefing journalists said, “The NLC NEC directs all state councils and industrial unions to commence mobilisation from this moment.”
Chief Barr Awforkansi Nnadiume
August 9, 2022 at 3:13 am
l thimk Chimaroke Nnamani is still living in inglorious false past. That Ndi Enugu closed their eyes to his numerous human right abuses during his time was because his successor Sullivan Chime did very well. He should ordinarily go and enjoy his infamous past. To stage a come to Enugu politics is a disaster for PDP and whichever candudate he supports. Ndi Enugu has since grown above his level of intimidatory politics….My sympathy is for those who will lose to Labour Party clinging on his back as a political demigod which he is not .Ebeanofam indeed!!!
Nnaji Izuchukwu God'swill
August 9, 2022 at 9:07 pm
I have no much comment to say than obedience is better than sacrifice, let us call a spade a spade, I am pleading to my people to forgive him because he don’t knows what he’s doing, I come in peace oooooooooo.