The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has announced national rallies would hold in all states to protest against the planned removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government. ayokinews.com reports
The union decision was reached in a communique issued on Friday and signed by Ayuba Wabba and Emmanuel Ugboaja, NLC president and secretary, respectively, after the organisation’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja.
In reaction to the proposed fuel subsidy removal by the federal government, the NLC declared that rallies will hold in all the 36 states on January 27, while national protest will hold on the February 1, in Abuja.
The statement reads: “The NEC, therefore, resolved to reject and resist the planned increase in the pump price of petrol by the Federal Government, as it is extremely insensitive to the acute hardship being experienced by Nigerian workers and people.”
“Pursuant to its rejection and resistance of further increase in the price of petrol, to organise protest rallies in all the 36 States of the Federation on Jan. 27, 2022.”
“This would culminate in the submission of protest letters to all the 36 State Governors. Subsequently, a National Protest will take place on February 1, 2022 in Abuja.”
“In case government decides to announce new petrol prices before the proposed protests, the protest will kick-off instantly and without any other further notice in every state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.”