Following the increment in fuel price, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), has issued a warming to the government.
NLC, has issued a clear warning to the Federal government to have the fuel price reverted to the old price of N86.50, else the economy if the nation will be shut down on Wednesday. This was announced after the National Executive Council of NLC met at the Labour House, in Abuja yesterday.
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The congress explained that should the government fail to remove the N145 pump price and revert back to N86.50, they will work hand in hand with the Trade Union Congress to lead Nigerian workers and civil society allies to ensure the nation is shut down.Trade Union Congress, is however yet to decide as they will be taking a decision on today.
A source who spoke with Daily Trust said:
The Congress gave the government till late night on Tuesday within which to reverse the increased price of petrol and the electricity tariff, or face a total nationwide strike.
The NLC has deliberately delayed their press conference till today in order to liaise with their TUC counterpart, harmonise their positions and jointly address the media
The sourcealso added that the congress said the Congress has directed all its affiliate unions to set up a monitoring committee and ensure the success of the strike.