NLC DECLARES PROTEST, STRIKE FROM WEDNESDAY JUNE 7
Written by Samson Ojeniran on June 2, 2023
The Nigeria Labour Congress has fixed Wednesday June 7 for nationwide protest and withdrawal of service Over fuel price increase.
NLC President, Joe Ajaero at a briefing at the end of its National Executive Council meeting insisted that it is illegal to be in negotiation with persons with no portfolio, arguing that it portends danger
He said the government, particularly the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited had up until Wednesday next week to revert to the old price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise referred to as petrol.
Ajaero added that failure of the Federal Government to meet the ultimatum would attract an indefinite protest across the country.
Human rights lawyer and legal adviser to the Nigeria Labour Congress, Femi Falana has said the PMS price hike by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited is illegal and will be challenged in the court of law
The NNPCL had on Wednesday announced new price regime foe PMS from 192 to 537 naira.
Meanwhile, the federal government is scheduled to reconvene a meeting with Labour unions on Sunday, June 4 amidst, continuous sale of PMS at over five hundred naira.