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Fuel Price NLC is warning government not to even try increasing petrol cost

Marketers in the country had warned that a price increase was imminent due to the current foreign exchange crisis.

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NLC President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba play

NLC President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has again warned the Federal Government not to increase the price of fuel.

Marketers in the country had warned that a price increase was imminent due to the current foreign exchange crisis.

The NLC, in its argument, said that Nigerians were still struggling to cope with the last increase in the price of fuel.

“The government must not take us for granted; indeed the patience and perseverance of the entire populace must not be taken for granted as we will sure mobilize the entire citizenry for mass protests in addition to other legitimate actions to resist any further increase,” NLC President, Ayuba Wabba said while speaking to journalists in Sokoto

“What is urgently required of government is not another increase but a downward review of the current pump price of petroleum products.

“Nigerian workers and pensioners are as important to the growth of the economy and must not be allowed to continue to suffer further hardships. We therefore reiterate our call on government to treat the review of the minimum wage and pension with the utmost urgency they deserve,” he added.

The NLC had earlier told the government that further increasing the fuel price would be an insensitive move.

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The pump price was increased from N86 to N145 in May.

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