Thursday, September 17, 2020

NLC Issues 12-day Ultimatum Over Petrol, Electricity Tariff Hike

 The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has given the federal government a two-week ultimatum to reverse its decision on the hikes in electricity tariff and the fuel pump price or face nationwide industrial action.

The Congress handed down the warning at its Central Working Committee meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.

In a communiqué read by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, the union said the ultimatum would take immediate effect, warning that it would mobilise its members nationwide for protests as from September 28.

Mr Wabba said workers and Nigerians are disappointed at the decision to increase both the price of fuel and electricity tariff at a time “other countries across the world are giving palliatives to their citizens to cushion the effect of COVID-19.”

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