The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians to disregard calls by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for a nationwide strike action.
The announcement was made in Abuja on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, by seven APC state chairmen.
Speaking on behalf of the chairmen, Prince Hilliard Eta said “We call on all well-meaning compatriots to rally in support of deregulation.
“We are convinced that given the opportunity, the deregulation policy will yield positive dividends in the short and long run.
“Already, market forces are in action to crash the price of petrol as government is no longer directly involved in price fixing.
“The subsidy was intended as a palliative measure by government to cushion the effect of the relatively high cost of petrol and related products.
“However, in a bizarre twist, most of the people involved in the importation, distribution and marketing of petroleum products blatantly indulge in underhand practices to create a never-ending artificial scarcity.
“Which shot prices very high as recently experienced in the country.”
The NLC shunned a court order to embark on a strike action to protest the increase in the pump price of fuel, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.