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NLC Reacts To Fuel Price Increase , Reveals Next Action

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NLC Reacts To Fuel Price Increase , Reveals Next Action

NLC the Nigeria Labour Congress has said that it rejects the increase of fuel pump price from N158 to N162 per liter.

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the Ayuba Wabba led NLC said the price hike was “against the spirit and content” of what organized labor agreed with the government at the last negotiations.”

In a statement released on Monday the NLC said there is a limit to what Nigerians can take . Wabba added that the people can not suffer for the government’s failure to make the refineries work.

Wabba said Buhari should declare a state of emergency in the downstream petroleum sector and follow that up by entering into contract with refineries nearer home.

NLC explained further that this will ensure that the supply cost of crude oil is negotiated away from the prevailing international market rate and reduce the landing cost.

Wabba added, “in line with our recent agreement with the government, we will be receiving updates in the next few days from our unions in the petroleum sector which have been given the mandate to keep surveillance on government promises to overhaul our public refineries.

“We will also receive updates from our representatives in the electricity review committee. The updates we receive will determine whether the government has kept to its side of the bargain which is to take serious steps to recover and reposition our public refineries.

“The outcome of this engagement will determine our response in the coming days. But while we are at that, we condemn the recent price increase and we call for its reversal with immediate effect.”

I am Paschal Ogechi Obi Chikero . I have written and published three books , I wrote Festus Keyamo's biography- Lion In Isolation .I have been a Reality TV show Producer/Creator, an Actor and Film Script Writer.

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