The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has begun a two-day nationwide warning strike in response to the Federal Government’s failure to address the effects of fuel subsidy removal and devaluation of the Naira.
The NLC closed down government offices in Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, Abuja, and Oyo States.
Chronicle NG reported on Friday that the President of the NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero, announced a two-day nationwide warning strike to protest against the government’s failure to address the economic crunch facing the country as a result of fuel subsidy removal.
Addressing newsmen at the Labour House in Abuja, Ajaero, who stated that the decision was reached by the union’s national executive committee (NEC) during its meeting on Thursday, accused the federal government of abandoning negotiations.
The NLC also claimed that the administration has failed to put some of the resolutions agreed upon at previous sessions into action.
Chronicle NG reported that President Bola Tinubu declared in his inaugural speech on May 29 that “fuel subsidy is gone,” a statement that immediately skyrocketed the pump price by over 300% within 24 hours.
The increase also resulted in an increase in the cost of living.
Since then, the federal government has been in talks with labour unions to address and mitigate the repercussions of the removal and its ramifications.