In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, September, 2020

Protest Looms As NLC Rejects Hike In Petrol Worth, Electrical energy Tariff

Protest Looms As NLC Rejects Hike In Petrol Price, Electricity Tariff




The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the hike in costs of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly often called petrol and electrical energy tariff.


This was conveyed by Ayuba Wabba, the president of the NLC. Whereas rejecting the rise yesterday mentioned his organisation has started consulting state organs on the following line of motion as protest looms.


Whereas the value of petrol was elevated to N162 yesterday, electrical energy tariff which doubled greater than twice was enforced nationwide on Tuesday. A number of teams together with the opposition Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) has rejected the rise, calling on the All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration headed by President Muhammadu Buhari to backtrack on its resolution.

“It’s like Nigerians are being taken for a trip,” Mr Wabba instructed the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday.


“The rise in value of petroleum is like including salt to damage.

“The rise in value of petroleum has occurred now greater than 3 times in three months.

“Solely yesterday they hiked the tariff of electrical energy.

“The organised labour due to this fact rejects the rise in value of the product within the strongest phrases.

“On the finish of the day, Nigerians have gotten poorer and poorer.

“Actually, many individuals are already on the sting.

“Many staff are already on the edged.

“Definitely, we can not assure industrial peace and concord, and we must name our organs and we must additionally react, however we reject it in its entirety.

“They’ve betrayed the belief of Nigerians.

“For Nigerians to be protected in opposition to the financial problem that has effects on us,” the NLC president mentioned.

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