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Fuel Price Hike: NLC Condemns Fresh Increase, Says New Price Will Increase Anguish Of Nigerians

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Chukwuemeka Joseph
Chukwuemeka Joseph

Joseph Chukwuemeka Ayo is a journalist, who has a great interest in investigative reporting. He i...

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the recent increase in the pump price of fuel.

Condemning the increment in a statement on Monday, Ayuba Wabba, the Union's president called for the immediate reversal to the price.

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According to NLC, the fresh increment would only cause more anguish to Nigerians.

Further calling for the prosecution of the petroleum smugglers, the statement by Wabba read:

“We need to see big-time petroleum smugglers arraigned in the court of law and made to pay for their crimes against the Nigerian people. The government has the resources available to it to ensure this economic justice to Nigerians.

“The question in the minds of many Nigerians is whether the government is willing to go against major financiers of the major political parties known to the public as the architects of the current national woe.

“In line with our recent agreement with the government, we will be receiving updates in the next few days from our unions in the petroleum sector which have been given the mandate to keep surveillance on the government’s promise to overhaul our public refineries.

“We will also receive updates from our representatives in the electricity review committee. The updates we receive will determine whether the government has kept to its side of the bargain which is to take serious steps to recover and reposition our public refineries.

“The outcome of this engagement will determine our response in the coming days. But while we are at that, we condemn the recent price increase and we call for its reversal with immediate effect.”

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Chukwuemeka Joseph
Chukwuemeka Joseph

Joseph Chukwuemeka Ayo is a journalist, who has a great interest in investigative reporting. He i...

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