The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in FCT, Abuja has shrugged of the recent news that it was set to begin industrial action on Friday, June 2, against the removal of the fuel subsidy by the federal government.
Head of Information and Public Affairs of the NLC Benson Upah, , dropped the report on Thursday, June 1, in Abuja, while responding to the claim that the labor union has approved an industrial action that will start on Friday over the removal of subsidy, PM News reported.
NLC sheds more light on the report of going on strike over fuel subsidy removal Upah asked members of the public to ignore the report which he marked out as a rumour mill that would ask his members to go on strike from June 2. He also said that the story did not come from the NLC.
The spokesperson of the union said that the story has been going viral on social media, which it knows nothing about it. His words in part: “In as much as we are outraged by this mindless price increase which is intended to bring untold hardship to Nigerians, we have no plan to start any action on June 2.”
According to him, the NLC would let Nigerians know about its future plan after its meeting on Friday.
At the beginning of the week, President Tinubu said that “fuel subsidy is gone” because there was no provision for it in the 2023 budget beyond June 2023. This led to the increment of the price of commodities by the oil marketers while some filling stations are shut.