Sequel to its meeting over the Federal government’s refusal to reverse prices of petrol and electricity tariff, the Nigeria Labour Congress has reiterated its decision to embark on Industrial action across the country.
This was disclosed by Ayuba Wabba, the President of the NLC after the meeting with the National Executive Council of the Congress which held in Abuja yesterday.
It will be recollected that the pump price of petrol was increased earlier in September while a new electricity tariff was introduced around the same period.
As a matter of fact, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has increased electricity tariff from N30.23 to N62.33 per kWh whereas marketers are at this time selling petrol between N158 and N162 per litre.
Prior to this decision to embark on strike, the NLC had earlier issued a two-week ultimatum to the federal government to reverse the increase in the price of petrol and electricity tariff.
Following the conclusion of the meeting, the NLC President stated that the verdict to implement the strike action was unanimously taken by the chairmen of the NLC in the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.
A protest against the increase in the price of petrol and electricity tariffs was earlier undertaken by some individuals who urged the NLC to also mobilize a nationwide protest over the hike.