NLC seeks end to hike in petrol, inflation

Fuel ScarcityThe Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called for urgent economic measures to stem the tide of rise in general price level in the country.

Mr Jerry Nnubia, Chairman of NLC in Anambra made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Awka on Tuesday.

Nnubia said it was unfortunate that the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly called petrol had persisted at over N120 against the government approved price of N86.5 per litre.

The chairmen urged the Federal Government to normalise petrol distribution and price systems as the activities in the sector was having serious economic consequences on the people.

He described the minimum wage as it now, as grossly inadequate in the face of present economic realities.

Nnubia reiterated that labour may ask members to stay at home until things normalised, but prayed it doesn’t get to that stage.

“The Congress is very pained with what is going on with our economy, the fuel price is high and it is affecting every aspect of national life.
“Salaries are stagnant, cost of transportation is on the increase, house rent is increasing spirally, food prices are on the roof top, you discover that our take home is now grossly inadequate.

We are calling on the government to urgently intervene by taking measures that can soothe the harsh effect of these realities on the masses especially labour.

“Like the national leadership have said, we may call our members out if it persists because we are already spending from past savings,”he said.

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  • esio

    Clueless Govt!

    What does it take to enforce this? Over 30,000,000 unemployed youths roaming about the streets, the Government cannot employ and deploy them to ensure there is orderliness in this sector.

    It is truly a shame. Waiting for a budget? Or cooking up some ridiculous idea to damage what is left of the Economy?

    For over 5yrs, the previous Govt sustained and maintained fuel price at all nooks and crannies of Nigeria without this Body Language driven Government. Lord help us!

  • Damilola

    At last, we have a Union with teeth!!!