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Nigeria: Labour Union Plans One Day Strike Over Fuel Scarcity, Electricity Tariff

Abuja (Nigeria) – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it will declare a one-day national warning strike over the current fuel scarcity and non reduction of electricity tariff.

NLC President Ayuba Wabba said this while addressing newsmen during the Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting of the congress in Abuja.Comrade-Ayuba-Waba-NLC-President

He accused the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government of failing in several fronts in its promises to the people.

He noted that, the  CWC will decide on a  day for the strike, adding also; “We must, however, make the point that spells of scarcity will not be acceptable to Labour and other Nigerians because the human and economic costs are unimaginable.

“We have been patient with this government but this persistent scarcity and suffering of our people will no longer be tolerated.’’

The union said it will also protest against anti-labour laws about to be enacted by the Kaduna State governor, Ahmed El Rufai.

On January 29, NLC picketed offices of the Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, and the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission nationwide but the electricity company is yet to reverse the 45 percent tariff hike; while the fuel scarcity has lingered for over a month in the country.

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