FUEL PRICE INCREASE: NLC REVEALS HOW FG BROKE AGREEMENT THEY HAD

The Nigeria Labour Congress has rejected the fuel price hike from between N158 and N162 per litre to N168 and N170, stating that it has worsened the level of anguish in the country. It noted that the increase in the pump price of petrol was “against the spirit and content” of what organised labour agreed with government at the last negotiations over the last fuel price increase. Reacting to the development in a statement in Abuja on Monday, the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba noted that the hike has also “cast…

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TUC, 79 OTHER GROUPS PLAN PROTESTS, STRIKE OVER NEW PETROL PRICE

PENGASSAN, NURTW, northern groups condemn new pricing regime Our Correspondents The Trade Union Congress and 79 other civil society organisations and labour unions under the aegis of the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond codenamed ASCAB, are set to hold nationwide protests and strike action next week over the increment of the fuel price and electricity tariff. It was learnt that the Nigeria Labour Congress, which is part of ASCAB, was still holding a meeting as of Friday evening to determine its next line of action. Apart from NLC and…

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NLC THREATENS NATIONWIDE STRIKE OVER FUEL PRICE HIKE, ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE

There may be demonstration nationwide as the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday rejected the hike in prices of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol and electricity tariff. Ayuba Wabba, the president of the NLC while rejecting the increase yesterday said his organisation has began consulting state organs on the next line of action. While the price of petrol was increased to N162 yesterday, electricity tariff which doubled more than twice was enforced nationwide on Tuesday. Several groups including the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the increase,…

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IPMAN ORDERS MEMBERS TO SELL PETROL AT 162NAIRA PER LITRE

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its members in the South-West States to sell Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) aka Petrol at N162 per litre. The Zonal Chairman of IPMAN, ‘Dele Tajudeen, made the announcement to journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday. He said the directive followed the increase in the depot loading price of the product by the federal government. Tajudeen stated that IPMAN has no option than to sell at N162 to be able to meet up with the overhead cost.

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NLC, OTHERS TACKLE BUHARI OVER FUEL PRICE HIKE

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has criticized the federal government for the increment in pump price of petrol. NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said the 151 per litre increment was an indication that the federal government was taking Nigerians for granted. In a statement, Wabba said organized labour cannot guarantee industrial harmony in Nigeria. Wabba insisted that the federal government has betrayed the trust of Nigerians to protect them. According to Wabba: “In fact, Nigerians and even NLC we are in a shock, and this increase is coming at a…

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