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Nationwide Strike/Protest Loom: No Going Back – NLC Insists

Nationwide Strike/Protest Loom: No Going Back – NLC Insists

The National Executive Council has ratified the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress compelling the Federal Government to reverse the increase in price of fuel and electricity. 
President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, briefing journalists on behalf of the Union on Tuesday after its NEC meeting, said failure of the government to meet these demands would compel workers to go ahead with their nationwide protest and strike on the 28th of September 2020.
Beyond this, NEC condemned the timing of the increment and advised the Federal Government to put the nation’s refineries into operations by revamping them with immediate effect. 

The NLC, at the end of the Congress’ National Administrative Council and Central Working Comittee meetings in Abuja, on September 16, 2020, had threatened to shut down the economy if the federal government refuses to reverse the recent hike in petrol price and electricity tariff in 14 days.
The gave the federal government two weeks to reverse the recent increase in electricity tariffs and fuel price 
The electricity distribution companies had hiked their tariffs from about N30.23 to about N62.33 per kWh for Nigerians after the federal government said it would no longer subsidise electricity consumption.
Also, the price of petrol increased from about N145 to about N161 per litre.
In an effort to resolve these issues, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the minister of employment and productivity to hold a meeting between the federal government, labour unions and the CSOs, but it ended in a  deadlock.
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