The strike notice issued by the NLC will in two days expire but will the strike still hold is the question that many Nigerians are asking because of the excruciating economic hardship that they are facing.

It will be recalled that TheNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) gave a nationwide strike notice beginning on 2 August to protest the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government, Punch newspaper is reporting.

It was, however, gathered that Congress gave the government a seven-day ultimatum to reverse all perceived anti-poor policies failing which it proceeded on the industrial action.President Bola Tinubu had, during his inauguration on 29 May, announced the removal of fuel subsidy, an action that suddenly pushed up the price of the product.

A committee set up by the government to negotiate with the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on subsidy removal has not made much progress.The strike threat is coming a few hours after the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) began an indefinite strike.

The doctors are demanding the implementation of a one-for-one replacement policy for healthcare workers, immediate payment of all salary arrears, implementation of a Consolidated Medical Salary Structure, and a new hazard allowance, among others.

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