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Labour Union Threatens Strike Over New Hike In Petrol Price



The Nigeria Labour Congress has asked the Nigerian government to revert to the old pump price of N158 petrol or face indefinite strike from workers.

The labour union said that the recent increase in fuel price was a breach of an agreement with the government at previous negotiations.

NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, in an assertion, said the association would not acknowledge such discretionary expansions in the cost of petroleum.

As indicated by the assertion, the expansion has additionally projected in an extremely awful light coordinated work's most extreme acceptable confidence concerning government clarifications that it needs assets to keep bankrolling the supposed sponsorship installments.

"Nigerians can't be made to drain perpetually, for the disappointments of progressive governments, to appropriately deal with our treatment facilities, guarantee an incentive for cash for the various turnaround support, which was clumsy," the NLC said.

The union added that in line with its recent agreement with the government, it would be receiving updates in the next few days from affiliate unions in the petroleum sector and representatives in the electricity review committee.

The outcome of these engagements, labour said, would determine its next line of action in the coming days. 

 

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