NLC Rejects Planned Increase In Price Of Petrol, To Embark On Nationwide Protests

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NLC Rejects Planned Increase In Price Of Petrol, To Embark On Nationwide Protests

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has rejected the plan o the Federal Government to increase the price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise known as fuel.

The decision of the NLC is contained in a communique issued over the weekend, signed by Ayuba Wabba, its President and Emmanuel Ugboaja, Secretary, after the organisation’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja.

The Communique reads, “The NEC, therefore, resolved to reject and resist the planned increase in the pump price of petrol by the Federal Government, as it is extremely insensitive to the acute hardship being experienced by Nigerian workers and people.

“Pursuant to its rejection and resistance of further increase in the price of petrol, to organise protest rallies in all the 36 States of the Federation on January, 27, 2022.

“This would culminate in the submission of protest letters to all the 36 State Governors. Subsequently, a National Protest will take place on Feb. 1, 2022 in Abuja.

“In case government decides to announce new petrol prices before the proposed protests, the protest will kick-off instantly and without any other further notice in every state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.”

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