The Nigeria Labour Congress has reacted violently to the decision of the Federal Government to remove the fuel subsidy.
An NLC rally (file photo)
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Saturday issued a 96-hour ultimatum to the federal government to rescind the deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry and revert to the old petrol price of N86.50 per litre or face a total shutdown of the economy from Wednesday.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said if the government failed to accede to the demand by midnight Tuesday, workers would have no option than to call out their members on an indefinite strike.
Although the National Executive Councils of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, and National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, on Friday resolved to support the government, Mr. Wabba said the ultimatum to government was the collective resolution of the NECs of the various affiliate unions and civil society groups.
He therefore advised Nigerians to stock sufficient food items for their use as they would not be able to say how long the protest would last.
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