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Fuel Increase: It’s Insult Upon Injury

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By Chuks Ekpeneru

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has begun consultations to take a position on the recent hike in prices of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday that they have started talking with the state organs to arrive at a decision.

“It is like Nigerians are being taken for a ride,” Wabba said.

“The increase in price of petroleum is like adding salt to injury.

“The increase in price of petroleum has happened now more than three times in three months.

“Only yesterday they hiked the tariff of electricity.

“The organised labour therefore rejects the increase in price of the product in the strongest terms.

“At the end of the day, Nigerians are becoming poorer and poorer.

“In fact, many people are already on the edge.

“Many workers are already on the edged.

“Certainly, we cannot guarantee industrial peace and harmony, and we will have to call our organs and we will have to also react, but we reject it in its entirety.

“They have betrayed the trust of Nigerians.

“For Nigerians to be protected against the economic challenge that is affecting us,” the NLC president said.

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