NLC kicks against governors’ proposed hike in fuel price

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has kicked against proposals by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), for the removal of subsidy and increase in petrol pump prices pegged at between N380 and N408 per litre.
In a statement on Thursday in Abuja the labour union described the recommendation as “provocative, arbitrary and insensitive to the current economic realities in the country and the extreme hardship that Nigerians, especially workers were going through.
The statement jointly signed by the NLC President, Dr. Ayuba Wabba, and the acting General Secretary, Ismail Bello, reiterated that the NLC still stood solidly by its decision taken at its meeting on February 17, 2021, to reject further increases in the price of refined petroleum products.
The statement said “any increase by even one cent in the price of petroleum products, especially Premium Motor Spirit will attract an immediate withdrawal of services by Nigerian workers all over the country without any further notice.”
The NLC said there was currently no negotiation with the government over fuel price increase, adding that the last meeting with the government in February 2021 was adjourned indefinitely.
“The NEC-in-session also viewed the proposal by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum for a 300 per cent increase in the price of petrol as the height of provocation, arbitrariness, detachment and insensitivity to the current economic realities in the country and the extreme hardship that Nigerians, especially workers are going through”, the statement said.

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