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General News of Tuesday, 14 March 2023


NLC threatens nationwide strike over fuel and cash scarcity

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The Nigeria Labour Congress has issued a 7-day ultimatum to the federal government to address current fuel and naira scarcity in the country.

Joe Ajaero, President of the NLC, disclosed this while briefing journalists today, March 13, at Labour House on the outcome of a meeting convened by the Central Working Committee of the congress.

The labour union threatened to go on strike if the issue was not resolved at the expiration of the ultimatum.

Ajaero warned FG on the expiration of the seven days, workers would be directed to stay away from work if nothing was done to ease the suffering of ordinary Nigerians.

He said: “On this issue of fuel scarcity and cash crunch, the Congress wishes to inform the Federal Government that we will no longer keep quiet.

“The NLC is giving the Central Bank of Nigeria and the FG seven working days, if they fail to do the needful at the expiration of the seven days, all workers in Nigeria should stay at home.”