The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has made it clear that if fuel price per liter is further increased, it will call on all the workers in the country to embark on indefinite strike.
The NLC national President, Joe Ajaero, who spoke today, August 14, at a meeting of the African Trade Union Alliance in Abuja, warned that any price increase would be at variance with government’s agreement with the labour.
The government of
President Bola Tinubu had witnessed increased petrol price to between N488 to N560 per litre on June 2, 2023 on his assumption of office following the removal of petrol price subsidy.
Barely a month after, fuel price was increased to between N580 and N617 per litre due to what Mele Kyari, the NNPC group Managing Director, called “market forces.”
Nigerians are now being advised to brace up for the third price increase which may take the fuel price to N700 per litre due to depreciation of the naira to about N1000 to the dollar.
Petrol Marketers have advised Nigerians to be ready for petrol price increade due to higher cost of the landing cost of petrol which the said is now between N680 and N700 per litre because of the sliding value of naira. (GBN)