NLC Vows To Resist Fuel Price Hike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says workers would resist any hike in pump price of fuel in the name of petrol subsidy removal.

Ayuba Wabba, President of NLC, said this at the opening ceremony of the 18th edition of NLC Harmattan School, on Monday in Ilorin, Kwara State.

The theme of this year’s Harmattan School is “Expanding Nigeria’s Democratic Space for Trade Unions Organising in the World of Work.”

According to Wabba, “we will resist any price increase in the name of removal of subsidy. Let us look at the issue of subsidy.

“Subsidy is inefficiency, our inefficiency or inability to refine products. That is what we call subsidy.

“We said, we will not discuss anything subsidy. What they have told us is that the refineries will be fixed by 2023 and it will start production.

“So, once we start production, we can now come to the table and discuss the issue of subsidy. I think that is how to start the conversation and we are taking this issue very serious.

“Although there is nothing bad about subsidy, but in our case, it is shrouded in secrecy. It is not a transparent process, the consumption and all details are shrouded. This is typical of a capitalist economy.’’

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