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Fuel Scarcity: TUC, NLC May Extend One Day Strike To One Week

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[caption id="attachment_7304" align="alignnone" width="640"]Bobboi Kaigama, TUC President[/caption]

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), on Wednesday, said that the anticipated one day nationwide warning strike might be extended to one week.

Recall that the NLC had said that if the federal government is unable to bring an end to the lingering fuel scarcity experienced across the country, they will be forced to embark on the action.

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The union had expressed its angst against the President Muhammadu Buhari led government’s poor handling of the economy, electricity tariff hike, fuel scarcity, among others.

Speaking to newsmen, TUC President, Bobboi Kaigama, said the plan to embark on the warning strike was still on ‘course’ stating that, consultations were still on-going.

He said: “Of course, the plan to go on strike is still on; the most important thing is consultation. You know, to organise a strike is not a tea party, you have to consult widely before you go on with the plan.

“At the moment, we are still monitoring the situation; it is also likely that, it (strike) may be extended to one week in order to make an impact,” Kaigama said.