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NLC frowns at fuel subsidy removal, to begin nationwide strike Wednesday


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The Nigeria Labour Congress will embark on a nationwide strike on Wednesday next week.

The congress stated that the strike would be carried out if the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited did not reverse the new pump price for Premium Motor Spirit.

The decision was made by the NLC at the conclusion of an emergency National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja on Friday.

READ ALSO: NNPCL increases official fuel pump price

During his inaugural speech on Monday, May 29, 2023, President Bola Tinubu announced the elimination of fuel subsidies. “The subsidy is gone,” Tinubu declared.

Despite the fact that the President’s image makers insisted in statements issued by the White House that the new president was misquoted by some sections of the media.

Tinubu’s announcement triggered a surge in panic buying, with some filling stations across the country raising the pump price of petrol to as much as N600 per litre.

The NNPCL announced new pump prices based on states on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Some government representatives also met with NLC officials, but the meeting ended in a stalemate.

However, at the conclusion of its NEC meeting on Friday, the NLC’s national president, Joe Ajaero, told journalists, “The NLC NEC directs all state councils and industrial unions to begin mobilisation from this moment.”


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