NLC issues ultimatum for petrol, electricity price review, fixes date for nationwide protest

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has issued a two weeks ultimatum to the federal government to review recent price hike in petrol and electricity tariff.

Ayuba Wabba, president of the labour workforce, said the fourteen days ultimatum will elapse on September 28, the same day it fixed for demonstration should nothing be done in that regard.

“We have convened because of the twin issues of hikes in fuel price and electricity tariff and the CWC has noted that the two increases, despite the fact that they are ill termed because of COVID-19 and the economic situation of the country, the CWC has also identified that it has reduced the purchasing power of Nigerians,” the NLC president said after the Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting today.
“Also it has brought about high cost of goods and services and it has eroded completely the gains of N30k minimum wage.
“The CWC also took report of the meeting that held between the Federal Government and Organized labour where NLC was represented by 14 of its leaders and therefore as resolved to issue a two weeks ultimatum to the Federal Government to reverse or face full industrial action.
In furtherance to this the CWC has resolved to also convene the meeting of the National Executive Council in line with our constitution on the 22nd of September to also give effect to this decision. The action will commence on Monday 28th of September if those issues are not addressed,” he added.
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