Fuel Price Hike: CSO disputes NLC, TUC leaderships on peaceful uprising

AS over 200 million Nigerians groan and debate to survive under the heavy burden of high pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, affecting their cost and standard of living, Civil Society Organization, CSO, One Love Foundation, OLF, Wednesday, challenged the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, respectively on a nationwide peaceful protest for Nigerians to convey their dismay and disappointment over the incessant hikes of pump price of PMS.

Speaking with Vanguard, the Founder and President, of OLF, Chief Patrick Eholor, said this is the time for the Ajaero-led NLC to rise to the occasion by going on a peaceful protest and that it would go a long way to give hope to helpless Nigerians who are at the mercy of bourgeois.

Eholor also expressed disappointment over the way NLC and TUC have left Nigerians in the cold to suffer alone without any solution in sight to end this problem.

He said: “We are surprised to see Joe Ajaero, the National President of Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, barking but cannot bite, and the Tinubu-led administration is taking you for granted and you say you are NLC and you represent the interest of this country, and if you represent the interest of this country, if you do, they have succeeded in hiking the pump price from N194 to N537 per liter, now is jerked up to N617 per liter and this depends on the State where the petrol station is.

“And yet you couldn’t tell those whom you claim to represent to stay home for a peaceful protest.
Now, they are taking you and Nigerians for granted and a ride.

“How many Nigerians’ bloodsheds do you want to see before you tell the Tinubu-led administration enough is enough?

“I think you should think of resigning from your position as NLC president. Nigerians don’t need you there.”

He further stated that “The last time Nigeria had an active and dogged Labour Congress was during the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

Edited by Damilola Adeleke

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