The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has advised Nigerians to stock their homes with food items, medicines and other essential things ahead of the commencement of its seven-day strike to protest the removal of fuel subsidies and the escalating cost of living in the country.
The NLC warns that the strike had become necessary because it would cripple the country as movement would be severely challenged as commercial transport operators would withdraw their services, while markets, schools and healthcare facilities would be forced to shut down.
The strike is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, August 2, 2023.
The Assistant General Secretary, NLC, Chris Onyeka, said in an interview with one of our correspondents that the citizens should also minimise their movements so as to avoid being stranded.The labour movement in a statement signed by its National President, Joe Ajaero, accused the Tinubu-led Federal Government of failing to meet up with the demands it presented to it following the removal of the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, which caused an astronomical rise in the pump price of the commodity.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government is today set to meet with the representatives of the organised labour in an effort to prevent the nationwide strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress.