The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to go on strike if the Federal Government refuses to address the fuel and naira crisis.
Nigerians have been enduring hard times in the past few weeks owing to the scarcity of fuel and having access to the naira notes.
Not all filling stations sell fuel at the official rate while the accessibility to cash from banks and POS agents have continued to linger, causing more hardship for Nigerians.
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The NLC in a communique issued on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, after an inaugural meeting of its Central Working Committee in Abuja, said that it will direct all workers to stay away from their offices if the matter is not resolved in seven days.
The national president of the congress, Joe Ajaero, said the NLC will make a stay-at-home if the crisis is not resolved.
He said: “In the period under review, three major issues have engaged the attention of the nation. They are presidential and national assembly elections; scarcity of PMS (petrol) and redesigning of the naira notes and its aftermath.
“The CWC noted that elections have been held and we have made our broad observations in an earlier statement. It reiterated its earlier statement that those with issues with the outcome of the election utilise the court to seek redress.”