Sen. (Dr.) Chris Ngige, Honourable Minister for Labour and Employment

Banks, other financial institutions to join NLC strike over fuel, electricity price hikes: NUBIFIE

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In solidarity with the Labour Union, the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institution Employees (NUBIFIE) has urged all its members to totally comply with the Nigeria Labour Congress’ (NLC) proposed countrywide strike slated to begin from Monday, September 28, 2020.

ConsumerConnect reports the country’s Organised Labour has said that it is embarking on the strike to protest against the recent increases in fuel price and electricity tariffs by the Federal Government.

It was learnt NUBIFIE, in a communication to all its zonal councils and domestic committee unit, stated that the final decision to embark on the industrial action next Monday is a resolution its National Executive Council (NEC) reached during its meeting Tuesday, September 22.

The notice signed by Mohammed Sheikh, the union’s secretary general, said following the NEC directive all members “are therefore directed by this letter to ensure total compliance of this directive by your organisation/zonal council.”

The Union said: “We promise to keep you posted as events unfold.”

Recall that a recent meeting between Organised Labour and the Federal Government to avoid the planned strike ended in a stalemate.

The union demands the Nigerian Government to cancel the recent increases in fuel price and electricity tariffs respectively.