The National Executive Council, NEC, of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has recommended the August 2 national strike and mass protests through NLC over the current hike in pump rate of petrol.
In a verbal exchange issued on the quit of the NEC assembly on Thursday, NEC participants additionally permitted different choices reached via way of means of the Central Working Committee, CWC, of NLC, hung on July 25, 2023.
The Communique signed through President and General Secretary of NLC, Joe Ajaero and Emma Ugboaja respectively, reads and others, “NEC-in-consultation after exhaustively taking into account and reviewing the modern socioeconomic state of affairs confronting Nigerian employees and loads and the attendant mass sufferings and deprivation throughout the state due to the unlucky moves and Policies of the modern-day occupiers of the seat of
Government arrived at the subsequent conclusions in settlement with the Central Working Committee’s (CWC) in advance deduction that the authorities has proven disdain and contempt to the plight of Nigerians, shunning affordable talk and refusing to take lively measures to guard Nigerians as a substitute it resorted to robbing the humans to pay the wealthy in spite of the big outcry throughout the kingdom.
“To this end, NEC-in-consultation applauds, Re-affirms and helps all of the choices of the Central Working Committee Meeting of the twenty fifth of July, 2023 of the instant reversal of all anti-negative regulations of the federal authorities which includes the latest hike in PMS rate, Increase in Public School fees, the discharge of the 8 months withheld Salary of University teachers and Workers and growth in VAT.
“The instant inauguration of the Presidential Steering Committee as agreed in the sooner consequential dialogues, to start the constructing throughout the country of a Coalition of all Nigerians wherein all can be leaders and all might be followers, to name on all civil society companies and Nigerians anywhere they will be to start mobilization to do so on theirown to store our state and to steer and prepare mass protest rallies throughout the state to illustrate outrage towards the inhuman movements and regulations ofthe authorities.
NEC agreed “to provide the federal authorities a Seven- Day ultimatum inside which to satisfy all our needs and to embark on a country – extensive movement starting Wednesday the second of August, 2023 to compel the authorities to opposite its anti-negative and anti-employees rules.
“NEC Consequently directs all Affiliates and State Councils to start on the spot mobilization and intently paintings with associations, people and different entities which include those already at the streets to make sure that authorities listens to the humans.”
Members of NEC “insisted that the unseriousness of the federal Government in the direction of the advent of frameworks to cushion the effect of its hike withinside the charge of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) or Petrol became tested now no longer simplest withinside the exceptional of its illustration withinside the swiftly referred to as assembly of yesterday (Wednesday) however additionally of their unpreparedness to cope with the troubles as canvassed.
“NEC consequently installation method committees throughout all of the states urging all associates and State Councils which includes the civil society to pop out starting Wednesday, the 2d ofAugust, 2023 throughout the country to protest Government’s insensitivity to the plights of Nigerians.”