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No Going Back On Strike Action Over Fuel, Electricity Tariff Hike, NLC Vows

The Nigerian Labour Congress has said that it was not going back on its plan to embark on a strike action on September 28 over the government’s refusal to reverse the increase in the prices of petrol and electricity tariff.

National Executive Council of the organisation reached the conclusion at the end of a meeting in Abuja on Tuesday afternoon.

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba.

According to NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, the decision to proceed with the planned industrial action was unanimously taken by leaders of the union across the 36 states and FCT in the country.

Recall that the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency had announced an increase in the price of premium motor spirit better known as petrol while the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission also increased electricity tariff from N30.23 to N62.33 per kwh.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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