Bola Tinubu will experience his first nationwide strike as President of Nigeria, as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announces an industrial action over the removal of fuel subsidy.
After an emergency meeting with NLC National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja on Friday, the President of the labour union, Joe Ajaero, disclosed that the group will embark on strike next week Wednesday, 7 June 2023.
NLC resolved to go on strike after President Tinubu announced during his inauguration speech on Monday that fuel will no longer be subsidised.
On Wednesday, the NLC said Tinubu’s administration reached out for a meeting to be held on the same day. However, during the meeting, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company announced that it has adjusted fuel prices.
The NNPC increased the fuel price to N500 and above across all states, from the previous price of N189 per litre. This decision was criticised by the NLC.
Ajaero said the labour union will embark on a nationwide strike if Tinubu’s government doesn’t reverse the price back to the old price before Wednesday.
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