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Petrol Hike: Another Nationwide Protest Looms


By Chris Daniel

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has recently directed all its states organs to intensify mobilisation for next Thursday’s nationwide protest against the Nigerian government over its proposed increase in the pump price of petrol.

The Nigerian Labour Congress informed its members to be prepared to embark on a total strike that would shut down the economy from February 1st

It equally warned that the strike may come earlier should government go ahead with the announcement of the increase before February.

The NLC at its Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Lagos, said reaction to government announcement’s removal of subsidy on petrol would be spontaneous. NLC Vice President, Lateef Oyelekan, said the CWC meeting, which was the first in the year, was to sensitise and prepare the workers for the action next week.