On Thursday evening The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress
said it will proceed on the nationwide strike on Monday after its negotiation
over hike in the price of petrol with the Nigerian government was postponed till Monday afternoon.
The meeting took place at the banquet hall of Aso Rock in Abuja.
The labour, in an earlier announcement, said the strike will start at midnight on Monday,
describing the price hike as a move to impoverish” workers.
“The action of the Federal Government is most insensitive and an affront to
the Nigerian people who are bearing heavy burden of the COVID-19 pandemic,”
NLC president Ayuba Wabba said on September 3.
“Everywhere in the world, governments are granting various types of palliative
but ours is interested in piling more miseries on its citizens.
We will resist this latest move to impoverish the mass of the working people.”