TUC DENOUNCES HIKE IN FUEL
BY OMOKHUALE PUAH
The trade union congress (TUC) has denounced a call for an increase in the price of premium motor spirit (PMS).
This decry was made by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and signed by TUC national president comrade Boboi Kaigama on Tuesday.
According to the release, “Our attention has been drawn to the call for an increase in the pump price of the premium motor spirit (PMS) made by the management of NNPC, from N145”, TUC said.
“It is surprising that this call which came from the federal government is yet to fulfill its promises and the agreements reached with organized labour, during the protest against the last hike in may this year,” the union added.
The union also pointed, saying that “in case the management of the NNPC has forgotten the challenges and crises evolved around the economy, especially with the fact that the minimum wage can no longer purchase a bag of rice and businesses now see reasons to shut down which leads to lack of job, and increase in crime rate and other criminal offences”.