The Nigeria Labour Congess (NLC) has declared a nationwide strike from next Wednesday.
The union announced the industrial action on Friday, following a meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja over the fuel subsidy removal and subsequent hike in the pump price of petrol.
The NEC comprises all Presidents, General Secretaries, Treasurers of all NLC’s affiliate unions; State Chairpersons and Secretaries of the NLC State Councils, Chairperson of the NLC Youth Committee and members of the National Administrative Council (NAC).
This comes amid the fuel scarcity across the country occasioned by President Bola Tinubu’s inaugural speech in which he declared that “fuel subsidy is gone”.
The meeting between the organised Labour and the government ended in stalemate and the product sells for over N500 per litre an over 200 hundred percent increment from the former price of N198 per litre.