Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has expressed the readiness to fight any further increase in the pump price of fuel urging workers and the citizens to prepare for total war against the fuel price hike.
President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, in a New Year message to workers, also named Zamfara, Taraba, Benue, Kogi, Cross River, Abia and Imo states as seven states yet to implement the N30,000 minimum wage that took effect on April 18, 2019.
In the message titled the YEAR 2022 FELICITATIONS: KEEPING OUR HOPES AND ASPIRATIONS ALIVE IN THE NEW YEAR, NLC directed the affected states to commence indefinite strikes to force the respective state governments to implement the new wage
In a 9-page statement, NLC among others, said Still, the government is not relenting in its determination to push through further increases in the pump price of petrol and which as usual had been dubbed as “removal of petrol subsidy”. Well, Organized Labour has made its position clear on this matter.
We have told the government in very clear terms that Nigerians have suffered enough and will not endure more punishment by way of further petrol and electricity price increases.
“Our position in this regard is predicated on four major grounds. First is our concern on the deceit and duplicity associated with the politics of “petrol price increase” by successive Nigerian governments. The truth is that the perennial increase by the government in the pump price of petrol is actually a transfer of government failure and inability to effectively govern to the poor masses of our country.