The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the federal government that it would shut down the economy by Wednesday morning if it failed to revert the pump price of petrol from the N145 per litre to the initial price of N86.50.
NLC’s National Executive Council (NEC) said this after their meeting at the Labour House, Abuja yesterday.
NLC said it will join hands with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to lead Nigerian workers and their civil society allies to shut down the country if the federal government failed to reverse the price increase.
TUC is expected to make its own decision today.
“The Congress gave the government till late night on Tuesday within which to reverse the increased price of petrol and the electricity tariff, or face a total nationwide strike,” a source told Daily Trust.
“The NLC has deliberately delayed their press conference till today in order to liaise with their TUC counterpart, harmonise their positions and jointly address the media”, he added.
The source said the Congress has directed all its affiliate unions to set up a monitoring committee and ensure the success of the strike.