The state-wide strike scheduled for Wednesday in protest against the elimination of gasoline subsidies announced by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been called by the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), which has instructed its members across the nation to participate.
The withdrawal of fuel subsidies, which has driven up pump prices nationwide, has been resisted by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), which has vowed to go on strike.
NULGE stated it will work with the NLC to hold demonstrations on Wednesday in a statement headlined “Notice on Mobilization for Nationwide Withdrawal of Service” released by its General Secretary, Isah Gambo, on Friday.
It read, “We bring you greetings from the National Leadership of our great Union.
“In solidarity to a directive from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in respect of the above subject and in total compliance, The National President, Comrade Ambali Akeem Olatunji has directed that all State chapters, branches and members of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) across the 774 Local Governments should be mobilized to embark on a nationwide action and withdrawal of service against the fraudulent increase in the price of fuel across the thirty-six states of the Federation and the FCT.
“Please note that this nationwide action will commence on Wednesday, 7th June, 2023.
“All officers of the Union are expected to strictly comply with this directive, give it the widest publicity and ensure total implementation.”