The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to reverse all perceived anti-poor policies- including the recent hike in the pump price of petrol or face an indefinite nationwide strike from August 2, 2023.
Following the notice of the nationwide strike, the NLC has directed all its affiliates and state councils to immediately begin mobilization of workers and other Nigerians, including civil society allies, for a long-lasting strike and mass protests should the Government fail to meet its demands.
It would be recalled that the Union had rejected the palliatives proposed by the Federal Government to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal, claiming that the Government was “seeking to impoverish the people further by taking steps that can only be described as robbing the people of Nigeria to pay and feed the Rich”.
The Chairman of NLC, Joe Ajaero, said the Union would not provide a cover for the Government to get away with the hardship it has imposed on the people.
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