Subsidy removal: Labour declares strike


Subsidy removal: Labour declares strike, to begin Wednesday




The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared it would begin a nationwide industrial action on Wednesday June 7, 2023 to protest against the removal of subsidy on petroleum products which has triggered increase in the price of the premium motor spirit otherwise known as petrol.


In a letter addressed to its state coordinators Friday titled, “Notice of mobilization for nationwide withdrawal of services,” and signed by its general secretary Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja, NLC ordered the strike to begin next Wednesday instructing mobilization of members.


“You will recall that arising from the National Executive Council meeting held on 2nd June 2023, it was decided that Congress will embark on a nationwide action and withdrawal of services, against the fraudulent increase in the price of fuel across the thirty-six states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the FCT.


“Please be informed that the nationwide action will commence on Wednesday, 7th June, 2023. To this effect, we request that all State Chairpersons should mobilise workers for the action and ensure full compliance with the directives as services in both the public and private sector are expected to be fully withdrawn by Wednesday, 7th June, 2023.


“All State Chairpersons are expected to fully abide by the decisions of the National Executive Council.” recalls that President Bola Tinubu said in his inaugural address Monday that “fuel subsidy is gone,” following which the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited adjusted the prices of petroleum products, with petrol now selling for between N500 and N600 per liter.

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