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Labour Unions Declare Strike from January 9th, Advise Nigerians to Stockpile Food and Water

By on January 4, 2012

The National Labour Congress (NLC), and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Nigeria’s foremost labour organizations, have released a joint statement calling on the Federal Government to reverse the pump price of petrol back to N 65 or face a nationwide strike action commencing on Monday, January 9th.

The joint statement cited a subsisting agreement between the NLC and government dated 2009 which according to the press release states,” that removal of subsidy will not commence until certain conditions have been met. These include the fixing of all the refineries and building new ones, regular power supply, and provision of other social infrastructure such as railways and repairs of roads as well as eliminating the corruption associated with supply and distribution of petroleum products in the downstream sector of the oil industry “.

The press release further reads, “After exhaustive deliberations and consultations with all sections of the populace, the NLC, TUC and their pro-people allies demand that the Presidency immediately reverses fuel prices to N65.  If the Government fails to do so, they direct that indefinite general strikes, mass rallies and street protests be held across the country with effect from Monday 9th January, 2012.”

“From that Monday, 9th January 2012 date, all offices, oil production centres, air and sea ports, fuel stations, markets, banks, amongst others will be shut down. We advise Nigerians to stockpile basic needs especially food and water.”

You can read the full statement on the NLC website here.