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FG Warned Against Increasing Petrol Price Even By 1% by NLC

Written by on May 28, 2021

The Nigeria Labour Congress has warned the federal government not to increase petrol price even by one per cent otherwise it will go on strike.

“The NEC resolved that any decision to increase by even one cent the price of refined petroleum products, especially PMS, will attract an immediate withdrawal of services by Nigerian workers all over the country without any further notice,” the NLC warned in a communique issued after its National Executive Council held on May 25.

The NLC President Ayuba Wabba said this in a communique jointly signed with Ismail Bello, acting General Secretary of NLC, on Thursday in Abuja.

Mr Wabba explained that the NEC-in-session also reviewed the proposal by the Nigerian Governors Forum for a 300 per cent increase in the price of petrol.

He disclosed that NEC reiterated its February 17 stance to reject further increases in prices of refined petroleum products, particularly petrol.

The communique said, “The NEC also re-echoed its decision that the only sustainable way out of the crisis of fuel importation and associated dislocations in the downstream petroleum sub-sector is for government to rehabilitate all four public refineries in Nigeria and build new ones.”

It added that the NLC’s NEC would write “officially to the federal government conveying the plight of Nigerian workers, the concerns of Congress and the resolutions of the NEC on the matter of fresh proposals for an increase in the pump price of fuel.” (NAN)


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