Thursday, May 12, 2016

We'll resist fuel price increase, says NLC


The Nigeria Labour Congress has said it will resist the increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, announced by the government on Wednesday. The statement, issued by NLC General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, in Abuja on Wednesday, described the increase as insensitive.
The statement said NLC through its previous statements and communiqu├ęs had stressed the need for the reconstitution of the boards of NNPC and PPPRA. The statement accused the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu of having overbearing influence and acting as a sole administrator. It said the allusion to the fact that the increase was arrived at after due consultation with stakeholders was ridiculous and fallacious. It called on affiliates, state councils and civil society allies of the Congress to commence mobilisation immediately. The newsmen recall that the government on Wednesday announced an increase in petrol pump price from N87 to N145 per litre in an effort to stabilise the price of the product.

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