- The NLC will soon make its position on the hike in prices of petrol and electricity known
- Ayuba Wabba, the NLC president made this known on Saturday, September 12
- Wabba also revealed why the organised labour is yet to protest the recent increase
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Following the increase in the price of fuel and electricity tariff, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has revealed why the organised labour is yet to protest.
The NLC president Ayuba Wabba speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday, September 12, said the organised labour will soon come out with a position on the issues.
Recall that the price of premium motor spirit was increased to N151.60 per litre while the electricity tariff went up from N30.23 per one kwh to N62.33.
Wabba in reaction to the increase in the prices of petrol and electricity said they would not protest until the Central Working Committee (CWC) met and agreed on appropriate action.
According to the NLC president, labour takes one battle at a time, adding that it won't make an announcement without backing its action.
He went on to explain that the NLC would take appropriate action with respect to the increases in order to achieve the desired result.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the Buhari administration that Nigerians cannot survive the recent increase in the petrol pump price and electricity tariffs.
The spokesperson for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, pointed out that the increment was coming at a time when many citizens were struggling to cope with the economic challenges in the country.
Ologbondiyan faulted the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed for justifying the increase in electricity tariffs and the petrol price.
In a related development, the presidency has told Nigerians not to be deceived by the PDP's stance over the new petrol price.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, made the comment via a social media post on Tuesday night, September 8.
“Don't allow the PDP to deceive you. Amidst acute shortages, they sold petrol at N600 per litre on Easter Sunday in 2013,” Shehu tweeted with a photo of a national daily to buttress his position.
The PDP, Nigeria's biggest opposition party has been very vocal about the increase in the pump price of fuel by the Buhari-led administration.
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