On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, the Nigeria Labour Congress will begin a two-day warning strike over what it called as the government’s inability to appropriately mitigate the impacts of the elimination of subsidies on Premium Motor Spirit, more commonly known as fuel, according to The PUNCH.
The labour centre organised a countrywide demonstration earlier in August against what it deemed to be “anti-poor” measures taken by the Bola Tinubu administration against Nigerians.
On May 29, 2023, the subsidy was eliminated, raising the cost of PMS to N610 per litre. Cost of living eventually increased as a result of the fuel price increase.
Although the Tinubu administration set up committees to plan out the rollout of palliatives for workers, the labour centre noted that the committee had yet to come up with the plans.
A member of the NLC national body in a terse message said, “There will be a warning strike starting from Tuesday. The national body will issue a notice soon.”