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Naira scarcity: NLC to embark on nationwide strike

NLC Members during a rally

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed its members to embark on a nationwide protest on Wednesday, next week and picket the offices of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to compel its management to address the scarcity of naira notes.

The industrial action is also to compel the Federal Government to end the persistent scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol.

Addressing Newsmen in Abuja, NLC President, Comrade Joseph Ajaero said since the issuance of the seven working days ultimatum, the situation of the naira and fuel scarcity have not changed.

He, consequently, directed workers to withdraw their services on Wednesday, March 29 and join the picketing of the CBN.

Comrade Ajaero expressed concern that despite the patience of workers on the pains inflicted on them throughout the election period, the federal government did not see the urgency of addressing the plight of workers after the election.

On the conduct of the 2023 general election, Comrade Ajaero said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies have disappointed Nigerians in the discharge of their duties.

The NLC President appealed to the political class not to throw the country into chaos.

Reporting by Joseph Agi; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Julian Osamoto