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NLC Kicks Off Nationwide Strike in Abuja

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), has this morning, commenced its nationwide strike in the federal capital territory, Abuja.
According to a report on Premium Times, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), has commenced its nationwide strike in protest of the government’s increase of petrol price and electricity tariffs.
Leaders of the NLC marched on Wednesday morning at about 9:00am from Labour House in central district of Abuja to the federal secretariat, where the president of the congress, Aliyu Wabba, addressed workers.
A procession of unionists and workers, decked in t-shirts and displaying flags, is to move to the Berger Junction in Abuja, and will continue every day until the government rescinds its decision, Wabba said.
The congress wants both tariffs reversed, and has vowed an indefinite strike from Wednesday, 18th May, until the federal government accedes to the demands.
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