- The NLC has given the federal government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the recent increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff
- This was disclosed by In a communiqué by the union adding that the ultimatum takes immediate effect,
- NLC noted that the government will face civil unrest nationwide if the recent hike is reversed
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The federal government has been issued a two-week ultimatum by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to reverse the recent increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.
In a report by Vanguard, the union noted that this was the outcome of the Central Working Committee meeting which held for several hours in Abuja.
The NLC in a communiqué read by its president, Ayuba Wabba said the 2-weeks ultimatum takes effect immediately.
NLC also warned that at the end of its expiration on Monday, September 28, it would mobilize its members nationwide for civil unrest.
Legit.ng recalls that the union had revealed why the organised labour was yet to protest the increase in the price of fuel and electricity tariff.
Wabba speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday, September 12, said labour was going to make its position on the issues known.
Wabba in reaction to the increase in the prices of petrol and electricity said they would not protest until the Central Working Committee met and agreed on appropriate action.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has been given seven days ultimatum to reverse the hike in prices of electricity, petrol, and all other social services in the country.
Failure for the Buhari administration to head this ultimatum will result in an indefinite industrial action and national protest from Wednesday, September 23.
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) gave this ultimatum after the union met on Monday, September 14.
Also, the union asked the government to make provision of adequate and quality healthcare and education for all Nigerians to save the poor and the vulnerable at all levels.
In a related development, labour unions in the country are planning to go on strike over the recent increase in the price of petrol.
The NLC and TUC are reportedly consulting civil society allies and relevant organs of labour towards the planned strike.
Ayuba Wabba, the president of NLC on Thursday, September 3, said both labour unions would soon deliberate on how to carry out the planned industrial action.
He described the petrol price hike as an insensitive action on the part of the federal government, vowing that the labour unions wound resist the tariff increase.
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