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Store food at home, Labour tells Nigerians ahead of strike

15 May 2016, 11:52

Abuja - Organized labour and members of civil society groups have urged Nigerians to gear up for a nationwide protest, set to take place from Wednesday, in protest of the fuel price hike announced by Government last week.

According to Sun News Online, Labour organizations have called on citizens to stockpile enough food for the duration of the strike due to all banks, sea and airports, government and private offices and markets set for nationwide shutdown in the coming week.

Also read: Queues disappear at filling stations as petrol sells for N145 per litre in Kano

The joint body of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have demanded that Government revert back to the old pump price of N86.50, while considering that the price hike signals a betrayal of trust.

In addition to demanding a reinstatement of the old pump price, Labour has also demanded that Government revert back to the pre-45 per cent increase in electricity, while urging that meters be made available to citizens and an end be put to estimated billing.

Organized labour has reiterated that it will not hesitate to take to the streets and mobilize ordinary and helpless Nigerians in the fight against inflated prices.

Read more at Sun News Online

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