The President Bola Tinubu’s led administration has withdrew it lawsuit against the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC.
Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, the representative of the Congress delivered the judgement letter to his clients. This was after, the Federal Ministry of Justice indicated in a letter dated August 7, 2023 that the contempt proceedings launched against the NLC for embarking on a nationwide protest last week have been overtaken by circumstances and are no longer viable.
All Legit News gathered that the ministry noted in the letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Beatrice Jeddy-Agba, that the contempt proceedings were started before input from President Bola Tinubu and the National Assembly.
NLC and TUC embarked on the nationwide protests following the increment in fuel subsidy.
Recall, President Tinubu had announced on his inauguration day that the country can no longer pay for fuel subsidy, therefore, it is gone. Following the announcement, fuel price jumped from N190 to N500 and above.
But last week, the proce increased to N600 to N700 and Thai was what led to NLC and TUC to bark on the protest.
The protest eventually ended on Wednesday after leaders of the Congress met with President Tinubu who assured them that the Port Harcout refinery will commence in December this year.
One of the demands of NLC and TUC from the Tinubu’s government is for the four refineries to be fixed in order for Nigerians to buy PMS at low fee.