The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared a two-day warning strike over the impact of petrol subsidy removal on the masses.
In response for the Federal Government’s failure to address the issues brought on by the elimination of gasoline subsidies, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced a two-day warning strike, starting on Tuesday, September 5.
On August 2, organised labour demonstrated against President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s “anti-people” policies.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and various states, including Lagos, Abia, Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Rivers, Zamfara, Katsina, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Kwara, Ogun, Imo, Ondo, and Edo, saw protests by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and their member unions.
A seven-day ultimatum to the federal government demanding “the immediate reversal of all anti-poor policies of the federal government including the recent hike in PMS (Premium Motor Spirit) price, increase in public school fees and the release of the eight months withheld salary of university lecturers and workers” led to the protest.
The union also called for an increase in the minimum salary from N30,000 to N200,000, claiming that since the President’s “subsidy is gone” inaugural speech on May 29, 2023, Nigerians have lost their sense of security.
Numerous talks between the Presidency and the unions to discuss relief measures for Nigerians experiencing hardship as a result of the elimination of the petrol subsidy were unsuccessful.