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Petrol Price Hike: Labour Kicks And Calls For Mass Protests

The hike in gasoline prices to N185 per litre has shocked organised labour, who call it the “final kick of a dying dictatorship.”

Yesterday, the government informed fuel marketers of the increased revision and ordered that the new price go into effect right away.
According to information obtained by ANAEDOONLINE.NG, a few gas stations affiliated with the Major Marketers Association of Nigeria, MOMAN, have already changed their pumps to comply with the new price policy.

The change increased motorists’ concern as they waited for hours in gasoline lines to find the product.

A top labour leader who spoke to ANAEDOONLINE.NG on condition of anonymity because organized labour needs to meet and take a full decision on the matter called on Nigerians to not only resist the hike but to express their frustration at the forthcoming polls said “It is shocking that this government has decided to add to the suffering of Nigerians in the midst of unbearable hardship occasion by anti-people’s policies of the government.
“This increase is totally rejected and unacceptable to organized labour and the entire suffering Nigerian masses. We see this increase as the last kick of a dying regime and Nigerians are not ready to die with the regime. We cannot continue on this lane. The government cannot continue to use its failures to punish Nigerians.

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“We have an understanding that we are not going to talk about any of the issues until the local refineries are functioning. It is wicked, insensitive and the height of provocation.”

We are not only going to resist the Nigerian masses, but the Nigerian workers and the ordinary Nigerians will also express their frustration at the polls. The increase has reinforced the belief that Nigerians must take our destinies into our hands.”

 

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