Fuel Subsidy: NLC Declares Massive Protest, Strike Next Week

The Nigeria Labour Congress has said it members will embark on a nationwide strike and protest as from Wednesday June 7, 2023.

The congress said the strike action would be implemented if the price of pump price of fuel remain the same.

This was declared after an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Friday, by the national president of the NLC, Joe Ajaero.

He said, “The NEC in session directed that the leadership of NLC should be cautious of negotiations with people without portfolios.

“It is destructive and until the government is properly constructed and the people who will negotiate with Labour are people with mandate and capacity to convince the government of the day such negotiations may not be valid wherever.

“Consequently the NLC decided that if by Wednesday next week, the NNPCL, a private limited liability company that illegally announced a price regime in the oil sector refuses to reverse, the NLC and all its affiliates will withdraw their services and commence protest nationwide until this is complied with and that NNPC.

“The NLC NEC directs all state councils and industrial unions to commence mobilization from this moment.”