Judiciary Staff Union declares nationwide strike over fuel subsidy

The withdrawal of the fuel subsidy has prompted the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to launch industrial action.

Revall that after President Bola Tinubu stated that the fuel subsidy was gone, the price of petrol at the fuel stations tripled.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) had instructed its retail stations to suddenly increase the cost of the product from N197 to between N488 and N550 per litre. In response, a national strike had been called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

In an issued statement, JUSUN’s General Secretary, M.J. Akwashiki, directed all branches and chapters of the union to begin nationwide mobilisation and withdrawal of service.

“This followed a decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) at her meeting on 2nd June, 2023 over the increase in the pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), better known as petrol, by the Federal Government through the NNPCL” he wrote.

“All zonal vice presidents are to coordinate their zones by ensuring that branch and chapters chairmen mobilise their members for a total compliance”, the statement added.

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