The Nigeria Labour Congress and its affiliate unions are giving the Federal Government till May 17 to revert to old fuel pump price or embark on an indefinite strike action starting Wednesday. This is contained in a joint communique issued at the end of emergency meetings of the National Executive Councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Civil Society Organizations held in Abuja.
Nigerians received on Wednesday the sudden announcement of reverting fuel pump price from 86naira to 145naira from the Federal Government, attracting different reactions from different quarters. The organised Labour are now describing the Federal Government’s action as insensitivity and impunity, saying that there was no previous consultation with stake holders before government arrived at the decision.
They are however asking the Government to revert to the old price regime inorder to reduce the suffering of the people. The Labour Unions are equally asking government to revert to the pre-45 percent electricity tariff increase, make meters available to consumers and to stop estimated billing. In the event of failure to achieve these demands by the government, the organized labour says it will mobilize its members to shut down the nation’s economy.