Fuel Price Hike: NLC set to begin nationwide strike Wednesday

A nationwide strike has been called to begin on next Wednesday by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the recent fuel price hike.

Following a meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja on the loss of fuel subsidies and ensuing increase in the price of gasoline at the pump, the union announced the industrial action on Friday.

The NLC president, Joe Ajaero disclosed this yesterday, after an emergency meeting of the union’s National Executive Council, (NEC) in Abuja.

Ajaero said the government and NNPC have till Wednesday next week to revert the former price of petrol, failure of that would lead to indefinite protest by the union.

The NEC comprises all Presidents, General Secretaries, Treasurers of all NLC’s affiliate unions; State Chairpersons and Secretaries of the NLC State Councils, Chairperson of the NLC Youth Committee and members of the National Administrative Council, (NAC).

Due to President Bola Tinubu’s declaration that “fuel subsidy is gone” in his inaugural speech, there are currently fuel shortages around the nation.

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