The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday has declared nationwide strike following hardships inflicted on Nigerians as a result of subsidy removal.
NLC orders its members to commence a nationwide wide from August 2, 2023 if the federal government seven fail to revert to the old fuel pump price within seven days.
Part of the decision is a result of the NLC’s displeasure with the government following the announcement of the sum of N8,000 as palliative by the government to curtail the effect of the subsidy on Nigerians.
Recall that the NLC said the payment of N8,000 to 12 million Nigeria was an insult and mockery to the congress.
Following the development, President Bola Tinubu orders immediate review of the palliatives.
At the NLC’s Central Working Committee, CWC, meeting held Tuesday, July 25, at Abuja Labour House, the decision to embark on nationwide strike action was approved.
Consequently, the congress directed all its affiliates unions and state councils to immediately begin mobilization of workers for a long-lasting strike and mass protests.
More details to follow…