Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

  • Pump Price of Petrol- Govt. Wants to Strangulate Nigerian Workers-AWC

    Nnpc 1The controversy surrounding  the actual  pump price of the Petrol Motor Spirit(PMS) has been described as a kite flown by government officials to deny Nigerian workers a new national minimum wage.

    The All Workers Convergence(AWC) made this known through its National Coordinator, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''The AWC  concludes that government has a sinister agenda strangulate the Nigerian workers and the generality of the Nigerian people. The question we ask is that even if government will have to take the increased salaries back from the workers what about the unemployed, the retirees and all those who don't receive salaries from any source ? It means that government would visit them with unprecedented agony and pain''

    ''However, while the AWC is  calling on government to  forget the idea of an increment in the pump price of petrol, VAT or the removal of petrol subsidy, is is also our view that if President Buhari knows he cannot pay the new national minimum wage, he should resign. Finally, labour is called to action and should be prepared for the mother of all protests, if the new national minimum wage is to be realized in the shortest possible period'', Comrade Emelieze  warned.