The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced that it will stage a two-day warning strike on September 5 and 6, 2023, in protest against the government’s decision to remove fuel subsidies.
The NLC said the strike is a prelude to a possible indefinite shutdown of the country if the government does not take steps to address the “excruciating mass suffering and impoverishment” being experienced by Nigerians.
The NLC is also protesting the government’s alleged interference in trade union matters, the laying siege to the national headquarters of the National Union of Road Transport Workers by the Nigeria Police, and the exploitation of the rights of workers in Imo State.
The strike is expected to affect businesses and transportation across the country. The NLC has called on all its members to participate in the strike in order to press home their demands.