Subsidy: Organised Labour set for a nationwide strike on Wednesday

The Organised Labour in Nigeria is set to embark on a nationwide strike on Wednesday next week over the removal of the petro subsidy.

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), which decided at the end of the emergency National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja on Friday, said the strike action would go on if the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) fails to reverse the new pump price for petrol.

Joe Ajaero, NLC’s National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, told the media after the meeting that the Congress has started mobilizing for the strike.

“The NLC NEC directs all state councils and industrial unions to commence mobilisation from this moment,” he said.

President Bola Tinubu during his inaugural speech on Monday, May 29, 2023, announced the removal of fuel subsidy, saying “Subsidy is gone.”

The NNPCL followed up on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, with an announcement increasing the pump prices of petrol across the country, depending on the geo-political zone.

The meeting between a Federal Government delegation and the team from organized Labour was deadlocked as no agreement was agreed upon.

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