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NLC threatens strike if fuel scarcity persists

04 March 2016, 10:06

Abuja - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday expressed concerns over the recurring scarcity of petroleum products, especially the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) known as petrol across the country.

It threatened to ask workers to stay at home should the scarcity persists.

The congress in a statement by its president, Ayuba Wabba said Nigerians are disturbed by the recurring scarcity of  petrol, and are yet to be told what the cause of the current scarcity is.

Also read: Marketers blame NNPC for fuel scarcity

He however expressed believe that the government will not allow any individual or corporate organisations sabotage efforts to restore sanity and good governance in all facets of the society, adding that it is obvious the ongoing scarcity is a calculated sabotage by petroleum marketers to sell the products at high prices for more profits.

The statement reads in part, “ Therefore we call on government to strongly intervene by sending out appropriate agencies, especially the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, to enforce the sale of the products as some marketers have been reported to be hoarding the products.

“We restate our call for the speedy reactivation of local production of petroleum products as the country will continue to be held hostage by global economic manipulations if we remain tied to importation of petroleum products.

- News 24


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