National Executive Council (NEC) of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) resolves to hold national protest on February 1, 2022

Written by on December 20, 2021

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has resolved to hold a national protest on February 1, 2022 against plans by the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidy.

The decision is contained in a communique issued on Friday in Abuja and signed by NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba and General Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, after the NEC meeting.

The NLC said before the national protest, the labour union would hold protest rallies in all the 36 states of the country on January 27, against the subsidy removal.

The communique noted that the removal of the fuel subsidy would expose Nigerian workers and the citizenry to acute deprivation and worsen the hyper-inflation trend in the country.

According to the communique, the NEC, therefore, resolved to reject and resist the planned increase in the pump price of petrol by the Federal Government, as it is extremely insensitive to the acute hardship being experienced by Nigerian workers and people.

It said, in case government decides to announce new petrol prices before the proposed protests, the protest will kick-off instantly and without any other further notice in every state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

The NLC called on the Federal Government to promote local capacity to refine petroleum products for domestic use.

Ango Bally              

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