The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has issued a stern warning to the Federal Government, urging them to reverse what they perceive as anti-poor policies within seven days.
This includes the recent increase in the petrol pump price. Failure to comply will result in an indefinite nationwide strike set to commence on August 2.
During the NLC’s Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting held on Tuesday, July 25, at Abuja Labour House, it was decided that immediate action would be taken.
The NLC has instructed all its affiliates and state councils to initiate the mobilization of workers and other Nigerians, alongside civil society allies, to participate in a prolonged strike and mass protests should the government fail to meet their demands.
The NLC’s ultimatum highlights the seriousness of the situation and the determination of workers and citizens alike to ensure their voices are heard and their concerns are addressed.
The upcoming days will be critical as the government faces mounting pressure to respond effectively to the grievances presented by the NLC.