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Labour directs workers to stay at home tomorrow


NLCOfficials of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Kaduna have directed all civil servants and other
workers in the state to stay home tomorrow, while protest and demonstration over the recent fuel price increase by the Federal Government will be taken to the streets and highways.

Labour further said that the strike by workers should not be politicized, because the decision by NLC to protest against the increase was not an agitation against a regime change of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Addressing workers at the state secretariat of NLC after a meeting of labour officials that lasted several hours, the State NLC
Chairman, Comrade Ango Adamu, said that “the national executive council decided to give the Federal Government an ultimatum from Tuesday 12 midnight, if there is no reverse on the price of petroleum product in Nigeria”, pointing out that “the NLC and TUC in Kaduna will lead workers on an indefinite strike.”

Also, workers in Ebonyi State have been directed to proceed on an indefinite strike tomorrow, should the Federal Government ignore the calls to revert the new pump price.

The directive came from the state chapters of Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress after a joint press briefing yesterday in Abakaliki.

The leadership of NLC and TUC in the state led by Comrades Ikechukwu Nwafor and Nwonu Michael, said that the strike would be total and would affect all cadres of workers.

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