NLC Threatens Nationwide Strike Over Fuel Price Hike

NLC Stands Firm, Threatens Nationwide Strike Over Anti-Poor Policies and Petrol Price Hike

In a bid to address what it perceives as anti-poor policies, including the recent hike in the pump price of petrol, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has issued a stern ultimatum to the Federal Government.

NLC Threatens Nationwide Strike Over Fuel Price Hike
The NLC has given the government a seven-day grace period to reverse these policies or face the consequences of an indefinite nationwide strike, set to commence on August 2.

During the NLC’s Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting held on Tuesday, July 25, at the Abuja Labour House, it was unanimously decided to take a strong stand against the government’s actions. The decision was reached following extensive deliberations and discussions among the representatives of various NLC affiliates and state councils.

Committed to representing the interests of Nigerian workers and advocating for the welfare of the citizens, the NLC expressed deep concerns over the recent hike in the pump price of petrol and other policies that it believes would disproportionately affect the poor and working-class individuals across the nation.

In anticipation of the looming industrial action, the NLC has directed all its affiliates and state councils to initiate immediate mobilization efforts. Workers, civil society allies, and concerned Nigerians are being called upon to participate actively in the forthcoming strike and mass protests, demonstrating unity and resilience in seeking change.

As the deadline approaches, all eyes are on the Federal Government to see how it responds to the NLC’s ultimatum.

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