Reverse Pump Price In 3 Days Or Face Indefinite Strike, NLC Tells Buhari
The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has ordered the federal government to revert to the original price of petrol by Tuesday next week or face indefinite strike from workers.
Addressing the press after it’s National Working Committee meeting in Abuja today, NLC leaders also urged asks Nigerians to stockpile food ahead of protest against fuel subsidy removal.
NLC said it will join hands with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to lead Nigerian workers and their civil society allies to shut down the country if the federal government failed to reverse the price increase.
“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,” a source told Daily Trust.
“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”, he added.
The source said the Congress has directed all its affiliate unions to set up a monitoring committee and ensure the success of the strike.