NLC Strike: Ondo Workers Join Protest, Call For Reversal Of Petrol Price
Workers in Ondo State on Wednesday complied with the directive of a faction of the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Workers in the south western state abandoned their duty posts to stage a peaceful protest against the decision of the federal government to increase the official pump price of petrol.
The workers trooped out into the major streets of Akure, the State capital, chanting solidarity songs against the fuel price increase.
The usual heavy traffic on the major roads in the city was absent as very few commercial and personal vehicles were plying the roads.
Commercial activities were also reduced drastically as other workers not taking part in the protest stayed indoors.
The labour leaders accused the federal government of not consulting properly with the relevant stakeholders before going ahead to increase the official pump price of petrol.
They, therefore, called for the reversal of the price of the product to the old price of 86 Naira per litre.