TUC To FG: No Going Back On Planned Protest

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The Trade Union Congress on Saturday insisted it will not rescind its decision to embark on a nationwide protest on Tuesday against the recent increase in electricity tariff and the price of petrol.

This comes after speculations that there is a court order stopping the planned demonstration.

According to the Deputy National President, Chika Onuegbu, who spoke to the Punch, said the union had begun to mobilise its members for the protest and strike.

He also denied knowledge of any court order while reiterating that the Federal Government’s action had become a burden on Nigerians.

“I must say that we are mobilising our members for the planned protest on Tuesday. Some are talking about a court order; but to the best of my knowledge, we are not aware of any court order stopping our planned protest.

“I am also not aware that our secretariat has received any court order; our people have not been served. As a matter of fact, we are preoccupied with mobilising our members for the protest.

“The increase in fuel price is an extra burden on us and our families; the increase in electricity tariff is an extra burden on us and our families; the increase in Value Added Tax is an extra burden on us and our families; and the general increase in food prices,” he said.

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