The Nigeria Labour Congress has announced that it will hold nationwide protest rallies beginning January 27, 2022, to oppose the Federal Government’s planned increase in the price of premium motor spirit, also known as petrol.
The NLC stated that if the government increases fuel prices before the planned January 27 nationwide rallies, protests would begin immediately and without warning in all 36 states.
These are some of the decisions made by the NLC’s National Executive Council on Friday in Abuja.
The NEC stated that it had taken into account the recommendations made to it by the Central Working Committee during the meeting.
“In response to its rejection and opposition to further increases in the price of gasoline, to organize protest rallies in all 36 states of the federation on January 27, 2022, culminating in the submission of protest letters to all 36 state governors.” As a result, on February 1, 2022, a national protest will be held in Abuja;
“If the government decides to announce new petrol prices prior to the proposed protests, the protest will begin immediately and without further notice in every state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory,” the NLC stated in a communique signed by its President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, and Secretary – General, Emmanuel Ugboaja.
The meeting also discussed the plan to sell federal assets, the level of insecurity, and electoral reforms, among other things.
It urged the government to implement effective economic policies to halt the inflationary trend, which is putting additional strain on the meager incomes of Nigerian workers and other citizens and has made life terribly difficult for our country’s poor masses.