November 17, 2020
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has demanded the immediate reversal of the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol. In a statement by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, the union took a swipe at the government and condemned the increase in the price of the product. According to the NLC, it is worrisome to make Nigerians continue to suffer for the failures of successive governments to properly manage the nation’s refineries.
The NLC asked the government to fix the nation’s refineries, stressing that several options were available to tackle the trend of high prices of refined petroleum products. Among other recommendations, it asked the government to declare a state of emergency in the downstream petroleum sector and seal refining deals with refineries closer to Nigeria. The union was, however, silent on what action it would take if the increased price was not reversed.