Fuel price increase will trigger violent protest, NLC warns

A violent protest will be triggered should the government increase fuel price as it did early in the year, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President Abdulwaheed Omar has said. But Omar said he did not see the government hiking the fuel price because it understands the hardship Nigerians are going through. The Government would have spent over N1 trillion at the end of this year, to subsidise petrol, which it says it could no longer afford. Omar, speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said already the masses were facing a lot of hardship, adding that the government would not want to add to their suffering. “Generally, Nigerians should expect a good year in 2013. We don’t expect sudden surprises from the government like we had early this year.”



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