Nigerian Labour Congress

02.06.2023 news JUST IN: NLC to Begin Nationwide Strike Over Subsidy Removal

Published 2nd Jun, 2023

By Opeyemi Lawal

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced that its members across the country will embark on a nationwide strike on June 7.

Joe Ajaero, chairman of the NLC, stated on Friday that the action was prompted by the removal of fuel subsidy by President Tinubu, Channels TV reported.

The union announced the strike action after meeting with the National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja on Friday.

READ ALSO: JUST IN: NLC to Begin Strike Over Naira Scarcity

On Thursday, three days after the president announced during his inauguration that Nigerians would no longer enjoy subsidized fuel, the union announced its decision to stay off work.

The statement had caused an immediate scarcity of petrol, followed by an announcement of new pump prices across the country by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL).


Under the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari, the NLC staged protests and also embarked on strike actions over government policies believed to affect the working population.

On March 22, the labour union threatened to embark on a strike action after Buhari’s naira redesign policy restricted a lot of workers from accessing the country’s currency.

The union, however, called off the strike after giving the government a seven-day ultimatum to address the problem.

Before the cash scarcity, the NLC also kicked against the eight-month-long strike action by the Association of Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

READ ALSO: NLC Holds Nationwide Protest Against ASUU Strike

The proposed strike might be the first industrial action by the NLC under President Tinubu.

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Published 2nd Jun, 2023

By Opeyemi Lawal


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