Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) Calls for Nationwide Mass Protest against Fuel Price Hike and Anti-Poor Policies

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has issued a directive to all ports workers across the country, urging them to fully participate in the planned nationwide mass protest organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). The protest aims to express discontent over the recent increases in the pump price of petrol, following the removal of subsidy on petrol, and to oppose other alleged anti-poor policies of the Federal Government.

In a statement signed by the Deputy Secretary, Erazua Oniha, on behalf of the Secretary General, Felix Akingboye, MWUN expressed concern over the government’s perceived insensitivity to the rising cost of living faced by the Nigerian working class and citizens. The removal of subsidy from the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS or Petrol) has exacerbated the situation, prompting the call for mass protest.

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The nationwide peaceful mass protest and rally are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 2, 2023. MWUN has directed all its members, including those in National Administrative Council, CWC, National Executive Council, NEC, and those stationed at ports, jetties, terminals, and Oil and Gas platforms nationwide, to mobilize and participate actively in the protest to voice their concerns and demand necessary actions from the government.

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