The Nigeria Labour Congress has vowed to embark on a fresh indefinite nationwide protest if the current petrol price of N617 pump price is increased.
NLC President Joe Ajaero, who made the threat during the African Trade Union Alliance convention held in Abuja on Monday, described the potential fuel hike as ‘illegal’, and also warned the Bola Tinubu’s led administration against undermining the union’s demands.
Multiple reports had emerged on Sunday that oil marketers said the price of fuel would increase to between N680 and N720 per liter in the coming weeks if the dollar continued to trade between N910 and N950 on the parallel market.
The marketers are also said to be planning to suspend the importations of PMS following the lack of access to foreign cash needed to do so.
Recall, All Legit News had reported our leaders of NLC and TUC called off their planned indefinite strike on Thursday, August 4, 2023, after they met with President Tinubu at the Presidential Villa.
After the meeting, leaders of the Congress told their supporters that the President has promised that the Port Harcout refinery will commence operation in December this year.