Nationwide strike: Stock homes with food, medicines, others, Labour tells Nigerians


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for a nationwide strike to protest the removal of fuel subsidies and the rising cost of living in the country. 

The NLC has advised citizens to stock up on food items and essential supplies in preparation for the seven-day strike, which is scheduled to begin on August 2, 2023.

The strike was announced after the NLC accused the Federal Government, led by Tinubu, of not meeting their demands following the removal of the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (petrol), resulting in a significant increase in fuel prices.

Despite the government's efforts to hold negotiations with the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), the meetings did not yield any results. The NLC is determined to proceed with the mass protest, and labour unions, including the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), have pledged to support the strike. NUPENG will halt the lifting of petroleum products, and electricity workers will shut down the national power grid.

The NLC and its affiliated unions insist that the government must listen to the people's plight and address the issues causing widespread suffering. With the fate of the nation's electricity and fuel supply at stake, the government faces a critical moment in resolving the ongoing crisis and preventing the nationwide strike.


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