NLC Threatens Nationwide Protest If Fuel Scarcity Persist

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has threatened to embark on a nationwide protests if the fuel crisis that has bedeviled the country continues.

In a statement issued in Kaduna and signed by a member of its National Executive Committee (NEC), Comrade Issa Aremu, said it might compel Nigerians to return to street protests as they had done in the past “to force the ruling elites to face up to the challenges of governance of the most populous, promising but badly governed country on the continent.”

“The one month long fuel shortage has further worsened poverty (and) put productivity on hold. We dare not enter the new year with this recurring old mess,” the statement said.

It, however, commended the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, for directing the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to cut short its recess and immediately convene industry stakeholders meeting in a bid to end the crisis.

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