NLC suspends planned protest against removal of petrol subsidy


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its planned nationwide protest over petrol subsidy removal.
The NLC president, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, announced at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja.
The protests was scheduled to hold on January 27 and February 2.
Wabba said the union took the to suspend the protest at its national executive council meeting on Tuesday morning following the federal government’s decision to halt subsidy removal on petroleum.
The federal had on Tuesday suspended the planned subsidy removal and proposed 18-month extension for the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA).
The NLC President said, “Following the reversal and reapproach by government, the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress met this morning (Tuesday) virtually to consider the new position of the government.
”The NEC after vigorous debates took a decision to suspend the planned nationwide protest scheduled for January 27, 2022, and the national protest scheduled for February 2, 2022.”


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