//ORGANISED LABOUR REJECTS FUEL PRICE INCREASE

ORGANISED LABOUR REJECTS FUEL PRICE INCREASE

The Nigeria Labour Congress has kicked against the new fuel price of N143.8 announced by the Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agency on Wednesday.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, in a statement on Thursday, described the hike in the fuel pump price and the proposed electricity tariff hike as potent threat that will make Nigerians poorer.

The congress demanded a reversal of the pump price to the old price, arguing that that the prices of crude oil in the international market had only slightly increased from the previous price before the downward review was announced two months ago.

The Union however called on federal Government to rehabilitate the refineries and disclose the timelines for the rehabilitation.