The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared a two-day warning strike, beginning on Tuesday, September 5, in protest against the Federal Government for failing to address the challenges caused by the removal of fuel subsidy.
The NLC President, Joe Ajaero, made the declaration today during a press conference at the Labour House in Abuja, while speaking on resolutions by the NLC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting the previous day.
The labour union is accusing the Federal Government of abandoning the negotiations and failing to implement some of the resolutions from previous meetings with the government.
The protest followed a seven-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government demanding the immediate reversal of all anti-poor policies of the federal government including the recent hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), increase in public school fees, the release of the eight months withheld salary of university lecturers and workers.
The union also demanded an upward review of the minimum wage from 30,000 naira to 200,000 naira, saying that since the President’s ‘subsidy is gone’ inauguration speech of May 29, 2023, the peace of mind of Nigerians has gone.