The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed opposition to the federal government’s plan to raise the price of petrol and the tariff on electricity distribution.
According to The Nation, the union stated in its new year message on Saturday, January 1, that it would shut down the country if the government goes ahead with the planned price hike in 2022.
The message, signed by NLC President Ayuba Wabba, called attention to the plight of Nigerians and declared that enough was enough.
In a statement, Labour stated that it would no longer tolerate the policies of the current administration, which it characterized as “anti-people.”
Wabba advised the Federal Government to put any plans for raising the price of gasoline on hold until action is taken to restore the nation’s refineries to full operation.
According to Labour, the organization held a meeting between December 15 and December 17, 2021, during which it was decided to protest the proposed hike. According to Vanguard, the protest will take place on January 27, 2022, in each of the 36 states of the United States.
The following was part of the statement:
“The protest in the states would culminate in the submission of protest letters to the 36 State Governors. Subsequently, on the 1st of February 2022, there would be a national protest to be held in the Federal Capital Territory.