NLC denies plans to begin strike today over fuel subsidy removal

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has dismissed rumors that it is planning to embark on a strike today June 2 over the removal of petrol subsidy. There have been rumors that the NLC had fixed Friday to commence a strike in protest against the subsidy removal.

Reacting to the rumor, the head of information and public affairs of NLC, Benson Upah, asked Nigerians to disregard the rumor.

“Our attention has been drawn to stories circulating in the social media claiming that the NLC would begin protest action on June 2 against the increase in the pump price of petrol. In as much as we are outraged by this mindless price increase which is intended to bring untold hardship to Nigerians, we have no plan to start any action on June 2. What we do have for now are organ meetings slated for June 2 to deliberate on the price issue.”he said

Upah said the NLC would keep Nigerians informed on its next line of action after its meetings.

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