The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it will embark on a nationwide strike from Wednesday, 7th June 2023 if the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited fails to revert to the old price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol.
NLC President Joe Ajaero stated this after an emergency meeting of the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja. He said the planned strike by the union comes amid fuel shortages across the country occasioned by President Bola Tinubu’s inaugural speech in which he declared the removal of fuel subsidy.
Ajaero noted that failure of the Federal Government to meet the ultimatum would attract an indefinite protest across the country.
The Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited mega station in Abuja officially changed its pump price to over N500 per litre while other filling stations hike their prices to between N650 to N700 per litre.