Judicial Workers Declare Nationwide Strike Over Fuel Subsidy Removal

By Damilare Adeleye
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The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has directed its members to commence industrial action over the removal of fuel subsidy.

This is coming as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has earlier declared nationwide strike over same issue starting from Wednesday.

Recall that pump price of fuel tripled after President Bola Tinubu declared that fuel subsidy was gone.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) had directed its retail station to jerk up the price of fuel per litre from N197 to between N488 and N570.

According to a statement by JUSUN’s General Secretary, M.J. Akwashiki, the body directed all branches and chapters of the union to begin nationwide mobilisation and withdrawal of service.

“This followed a decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) at her meeting on 2nd June, 2023 over the increase in the pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) by the Federal Government through the NNPCL.

“All zonal vice presidents are to coordinate their zones by ensuring that branch and chapters chairmen mobilise their members for a total compliance,” the statement partly read.