Fuel price hike: “Count us out of Nationwide strike” — Petrol marketers tells NLC, reveals why

The National Executive Council of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), who is expected by many to be in the fore front of the planned nationwide protest against the increase of fuel pump price by the government, on Saturday, said its members would not partake in the proposed strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had insisted that it would proceed with its planned nationwide protest with effect from Sept. 28 over Federal Government refusal to reverse the hikes in electricity tariff and fuel pump price.

Petroleum Marketers have been ordered to ignore the Nationwide strike slated for Monday, the National Public Relations Officer of IPMAN, Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman, made this known in a statement issued in Lagos.

The association instructed all IPMAN members to continue with their normal businesses while NLC goes ahead with the strike.

Giving reasons why IPMAN will not join the nationwide strike, Suleiman said, “We are calling on the NLC to realise that deregulation is inevitable. It remains the surest way to bring back our economy to normalcy.

“There is no country in the world that can sustain its economy without deregulating it.

“IPMAN advised Nigerians to cooperate with the government in ensuring that our economy grows,” he said.

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