The Nigeria Labour Congress has announced plans to commence a nationwide strike on Wednesday next week, All Nigeria Latest News reports.
The Congress has stated that the strike will be initiated if the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited does not revert the new pump price for the Premium Motor Spirit.
The NLC reached this decision following the conclusion of an emergency National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja on Friday.
President Bola Tinubu, in his inaugural speech on Monday, May 29, 2023, announced the removal of fuel subsidy with the statement, “Subsidy is gone.”
Despite statements from the President’s image handlers at the state house insisting that the new president was misquoted by certain sections of the media.
The President’s declaration led to an increase in panic buying with some filling stations across the country pegging the pump price of petrol to as high as N600 per litre.
On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, the NNPC Limited announced new pump prices that vary according to states.
Some representatives of the government also met with the officials of the NLC, a meeting which ended in a deadlock.
However at the end of its NEC meeting on Friday, the national president of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, while briefing journalists said, “The NLC NEC directs all state councils and industrial unions to commence mobilisation from this moment.”