NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS FIXES NEXT WEEK MONDAY FOR NATIONWIDE PROTEST
Written by darling on September 23, 2020
National Executive Council (NEC) has ratified the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to commence strike on September 28th to protest the recent increases in fuel pump price and electricity tariff.
NLC President, AYUBA WABBA, who spoke on behalf of the union, in Abuja, said failure to meet these demands would compel workers to go ahead with their protest and shut down the economy on the said date.
According to Wabba, the privatization of the electricity sub-sector, seven years down the line, have not yielded any positive report.
The protest, which might ground the entire country, is geared towards compelling the Federal Government to reverse the increase in the prices of fuel and electricity tariff.
Beyond this, National Executive Council, which condemned the timing of the increment, also advised the Federal Government to put the nation’s refineries into operations by revamping them with immediate effect.