Fuel Price: NLC Dismisses Notice Of Nationwide Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has dismissed a notice of nationwide strike allegedly scheduled for Monday.

Recall that the labour union had condemned the World Bank advice to Nigerian government to increase the price of it’s petrol to N175 per liter.

And there was a statement purportedly signed by General Secretary of NLC and Secretary General of TUC, Emmanuel Ugboaja and Nuhu Toro respectively, that a nationwide strike would commence on Monday.

But NLC Head of Information and Public Affairs, Benson Upah, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, denied issuing a strike notice.

According to Mr Upah, the statement is a fake news and there is no notice of strike from us.

“We want to re-assure Nigerians that this notice did not emanate from us, and neither do we have any intention of initiating any strike action this period,” he said.

He said concerned Nigerians were advised to ignore the notice and tray it as fake.