The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Friday said it would commence nationwide strike on Wednesday, next week.
Disclosing this the national president of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, said strike will be embarked upon if the government fails to reverse the new pump price for Premium Motor Spirit.
On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, the NNPCL announced new pump prices according to states.
Some representatives of the government also met with the officials of the NLC, a meeting which ended in a deadlock.
However at the end of its NEC meeting on Friday, the national president of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, while briefing journalists said, “The NLC NEC directs all state councils and industrial unions to commence mobilisation from this moment.”
He said the government, particularly the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited had up until Wednesday next week to revert to the old price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise referred to as petrol.
Ajaero added that failure of the Federal Government to meet the ultimatum would attract an indefinite protest across the country.