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Nigeria News: NLC plan street protests over planned fuel hike

 The Nigeria Labour Congress in conjunction with the Civil Society have signalled their intention to embark on Nation wide protests to protests plans by the federal Government to hike the costs of fuel.

  • The protests will commence on May 13 in Lagos, says NLC President
  • The protests are being called to resist the “anti people” polices of the Nigerian Government
  • Also to put pressure on the government to reverse the proposed deregulation of the downstream sector of the Oil industry
  • Another reason is to pressurise government to adopt the recommendation of the Uwais Commission on Electoral reform
  • Labour also wants the National minimum wage increased from N5,500 to N50,000 per month
  • Protests will hold in Lagos, Ibadan, Kano, Enugu, Maiduguri and terminate in Abuja in June