Meanwhile. the Organised Labour had threatened a total, comprehensive and indefinite nationwide shutdown of the country, should there be another increase in Petrol Pump price from the existing 617 naira, which it described as illegal.

NLC President, Joe Ajaero, gave the notification at the African Trade Union alliance meeting in Abuja, where organised labour also warned against undermining the demands of the union.

It was earlier reported that oil marketers have indicated that the cost of petrol would rise to between 680 naira per litre and 720 naira per litre in the coming weeks, should the dollar continue to trade from 910 to 950 naira at the parallel market.

They also hinted that dealers seeking to import fuel were being forced to put the plans on hold following the scarcity of foreign exchange to import the commodity.

Meanwhile, the organised labour had early suspended a proposed indefinite strike on Thursday, August 4, following a meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.