BREAKING: NLC Suspends Proposed Nationwide Protest

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended the proposed nationwide protest over the plan of the federal government to remove the fuel subsidy.

The leadership of the NLC had vowed to continue with its planned nationwide rally on Thursday, despite the announcement by the Federal Government that it would no longer remove the fuel subsidy for now.

NLC Deputy President, Joe Ajaero disclosed that the rally is aimed at sensitising Nigerians.

He said this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme monitored by

According to the NLC Deputy President, “NLC is still standing on its position,” he had said. “The Federal Government didn’t say they have abolished it, they are postponing the evil day.

“What we are doing is sensitising Nigerians on this fuel subsidy removal or so-called increase in the pump price of petroleum products.”

According to the labour leader, the fuel subsidy removal will inflict more suffering on Nigerians.

“The NLC is sensitising Nigerians that this is not sustainable; that the idea of fuel subsidy is a hoax which they are using to inflict pains on Nigerians,” he said.

The Federal Government had earlier announced the suspension of the planned removal of fuel subsidy.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, had on Monday said the government had suspended the plan to remove fuel subsidy.

She explained that the government would make provisions for fuel subsidy beyond its initial June deadline in the 2022 budget.

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