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NLC plans national protest Feb 1

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The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has resolved to hold a national protest on February 1, 2022 against plans by the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidy.

The decision is contained in a communique issued on Friday in Abuja and signed by NLC President, Ayuba Wabba and General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, after the NEC meeting.

The Muhammadu Buhari-led government recently said it would removed fuel subsidy as from next year, a move that has led to concerns as Nigerians battle with rising economic hardship and insecurity amidst declining spending power.

The NLC said before the national protest, the labour union would hold protest rallies in all the 36 states of the country on January 27, against the subsidy removal.

The communique noted that the removal of the fuel subsidy would expose Nigerian workers and the citizenry to acute deprivation and worsen the hyper-inflation trend in the country.

“The NEC, therefore, resolved to reject and resist the planned increase in the pump price of petrol by the Federal Government, as it is extremely insensitive to the acute hardship being experienced by Nigerian workers and people. Continue Reading

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