Fuel subsidy: NLC issues two-day warning strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced a two-day warning strike, starting on Tuesday, September 5, in retaliation against the Federal Government’s failure to solve the problems brought on by the elimination of fuel subsidies.

The “anti-people” actions of the Bola Tinubu administration were denounced by organized labor on August 2.

The Trade Union Congress (TUC), the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and its affiliate unions held protests across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and various states, including Lagos, Abia, Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Rivers, Zamfara, Katsina, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Kwara, Ogun, Imo, Ondo, and Edo.

The NLC was the result of a seven-day ultimatum to the federal government demanding “the immediate reversal of all anti-poor policies of the federal government including the recent hike in PMS (Premium Motor Spirit) price, increase in public school fees, and the release of the eight months withheld salary of university lecturers and workers.”

The union also demanded an increase in the minimum salary from N30,000 to N200,000, claiming that since the President’s “subsidy is gone” inaugural speech of May 29, 2023, Nigerians’ sense of security has disappeared.

The Presidency held several fruitless sessions with the unions to discuss relief measures for Nigerians who are struggling economically as a result of the elimination of the gasoline subsidy.

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