The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has condemned the increase in fuel pump price and electricity tariff in the country.
The stance of TUC was expressed through a statement from the union on Thursday, September 3. The statement was titled, “Killing the dead” and was signed by the president president, Quadri Olaleye and Secretary-General, Musa-Lawal Ozigi.
The union complained that the government was not showing any care for the citizens they claim to protect.
“In droves, Nigerians flee the shores of this country. Just two days ago, we protested the hike in electricity tariff and sadly, yesterday, they slammed us with fuel [price] hike at a time countries like Ghana and Canada are giving out palliatives to cushion the effects of coronavirus pandemic. It is difficult to cope in this circumstance.
“The dead are dying again; stop killing the dead! ” The union added.