NLC threatens Buhari on planned fuel price increase

The Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari of his planned increase in fuel price.

NLC presented the strongly worded warning at the ongoing NEC meeting of the union in Sokoto State.

This episode of another round of fuel price increase is coming just months after government hiked the price from N87 to N145.

NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said NLC will do all within its powers to mobilize Nigerians against President Buhari.

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He threatened that NLC will ensure this happens should government insist on any fuel price increase.

He explained that the current economic realities do not support further increment of petrol price given that no positive effect has been felt from the last hike.

“Nigerians are still struggling to cope with the severe hardship imposed on them by the last increase in the price of petroleum products.

“We are aware of ongoing campaigns to increase fuel again.

“While NNPC and government officials have issued contradictory statements on the matter, we know of yet another plan to review the template for the pricing of petroleum products.

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“We are totally opposed to any further increases.

“We are yet to feel or see the benefits of the last increase.

“Given the state of the economy and the current Minimum Wage Act has not been reviewed, this plan is unacceptable.

“If implemented, it would amount to unleashing further hardship on workers and the poor” he said.