Fuel Crisis: NLC May Direct Workers to Stay at Home, Says Aremu

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The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday threatened to direct workers to stay at home if the fuel scarcity being experienced across the country persisted.

The NLC Deputy National President, Isa Aremu stated this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Kaduna.

The NLC statement is coming barely four days before the PDP led government would handover the affairs of the nation to the new President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, May 29.

“If the Current scarcity and price robbery of Nigerians continues NLC will have no choice but compel workers to stay at home.

“Workers certainly cannot fuel themselves to work with their blood. There is limit to slavery and state marketers’ extortion.

“With an outgiong president and incoming one, five past heads of state alive, 36 state governors and hundreds of legislators and scores of ministers, no country on earth parades the highest number of state actors like Nigeria.

“Yet there is no governance with respect to distribution of basic products like petroleum and Kerosene.“

According to him, it is time Nigerians stop agonising in the hands of cabals holding the nation to ransom for several weeks through delibrate deprivation of petroluem products.

“What is heppening in Nigeria amounts to economicide, which is a conscious subjugation of 170 million people to economic ruination throuhg unsustainable petroleum import-based racket.

“This is an unofficial declaration of war against the citizens by combined forces of irresponsible ruling elite and bussisness crooks.“

“This agony of capitalism must be mass resisted by all Nigerians,“ he said. 

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