The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has written to all its affiliate unions, appealing to them to rally their members in preparation for a nationwide strike set to begin on Wednesday, June 7, in a bid to protest against the recent surge in fuel prices,

NLC General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, who made this known in a letter, also called for mass action to express displeasure following the removal of petrol subsidy by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, during his inaugural speech, which led to the increase of fuel price across the country.

The affiliates of NLC, which include the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU; Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP; Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT; Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN and the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, among others, are expected to participate in the strike.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has issued a warning, declaring its intent to initiate a nationwide protest starting next Wednesday.

NUJ National Secretary, Shu’aibu Leman, made this known in a statement in Abuja.

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