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NLC Debunks Fuel Subsidy Protest

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has dismissed reports suggesting that it is planning nationwide protest in response to the withdrawal of fuel subsidies.

In a statement by Benson Upah, the Head of Information and Public Affairs, the NLC clarified that it has scheduled meetings for June 2 to discuss the price issue, indicating that national protest is not currently on the agenda.

Upah, Head of Information and Public Affairs at the NLC urged members of the public to disregard stories in the rumour mill that it would call workers out on strike from June 2, adding:

“Our attention has been drawn to stories circulating in the social media claiming that the NLC would begin to protest action on June 2 against the increase in the pump price of petrol.

“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.”

He added that the NLC’s plans, for now, are to engage in meetings with stakeholders meetings slated for June 2 to deliberate on the price issue and assured that the Union would keep Nigerians informed on its next line of action after its meetings.

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