Following news that the NLC insists it will go ahead with the fuel subsidy protests, Nigeria’s Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) also announced it has directed all its affiliates and state councils to mobilise their members for a nationwide protest by midnight of Aug. 1, 2023.
This was disclosed in a statement by the TUC’s President, Mr Festus Osifo, and General Secretary, Mr Nuhu Toro, on Tuesday night.
The TUC said the purpose of the protest was against, what it described as, the unfavourable policies of the Federal Government.
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), directed all its affiliates and state councils to mobilise their members for a nationwide protest adding it supports the subsidy removal but insists there must be measures in place.
- “The congress is not averse to the removal of subsidy; we support the fact that it has to be removed but there must be measures in place to ameliorate its effect on Nigerians.
- “Such measures include fixing of the refineries and possibly building more; functional transportation system; living wage, good medical facilities and employment.
They added that the Policy was not properly thought through and is bringing pain for Nigerians, they said: