Labour issues govt ultimatum over fuel price, electricity tariff hike .


By Mukwuzi Joseph

The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) has given the Federal Government two weeks to reverse the recent increase in electricity tariffs and fuel price hike or face indefinite industrial action and mass protests.

The decision was reached at the end of the National Administrative Council and Central Working Committee meetings of the Labour union in Abuja on Wednesday.

The NLC threatened that failing to reverse the hike, the ultimatum will be followed by a nationwide civil unrest.

Mr Wabba said workers and Nigerians are disappointed that the government decided to increase both the price of fuel and electricity tariff at a time “other countries across the world are giving palliatives to their citizens to cushion the effect of COVID-19.”

Reading a communiqué from the meeting, Wabba said the ultimatum takes immediate effect and added that NLC would mobilise its members across the country for protest after September 28.

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