NLC Set To Shutdown Nigeria With Protest Over Fuel And Electricity Tariff Hike

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday, has declared plans to embark on a nationwide strike and mass protest beginning on September 28.

The protest is targeted at compelling the Federal Government to reverse the recent increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.

The Federal Government had recently increased the prices of petrol to N160 per litre, signifying full deregulation of fuel price regime which will now be controlled by forces of supply and demand at the international market.

The government also increased electricity tariff by over 100 percent.

A meeting between the NLC and Federal Government held last week was inconclusive as the government insisted that the price increase will remain.

In lieu of this, the National Executive Council held a meeting on Tuesday and have declared that the mother of all protest would kick-off on September 28,2020.

National President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba said there was no going back on the massive protest as the government had refused to yield to their demand.

According to him, all Chairmen of NLC in the 36 states of the federation had agreed that the protest should go on to force the government to reverse the unwarranted hike.

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