… says ‘don’t take Nigerians for granted’
The Nigeria Labour Congress, on Tuesday, rejected the recent increase in pump price of petrol to N617, describing the hike as unacceptable to Nigerians.
Reacting to the development through its Head Information and Public Affairs, Comrade Benson Upah, NLC warned that the increase posed a significant threat to the socio-economic well-being of all Nigerians, their businesses, incomes and livelihood.
It, however, advised the Federal Government to retrace its steps from the journey of possibly driving fuel towards N1,000 per liter.
Labour wondered how fuel price trajectory will help the people or the economy, especially in the face of the much-talked about Renewed Hope.
According to the NLC, the new pump price of petrol points to the fact that it could rise to N1000 or more per litre very soon.
It added that such increase in price of fuel would make planning difficult and life uncertain.
Warning the President Bola Tinubu administration to retrace its steps from this journey, NLC said people were not happy, adding that the union’s calmness should not be taken for granted by the government.