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Food Stockpile for Strike Ahead

 Nigerians have started stockpiling food ahead of the
ultimatum issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the
coalition of the civil society organisations that petrol price
be reverted to N86.50 or all workers would embark on a
On Saturday, the organised labour again repeated that the
President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government had
till Tuesday night to reverse the increase in the price of
fuel from N145 to N86.50 or face a total shutdown of
the country.
The three-day ultimatum was first announced on Friday.
A businesswoman based in Osogbo, Osun State, Mrs.
Mayowa Bamisaiye, said she was ready for the strike
because she had expected it after the Federal Government
announced the new fuel price.
She said, ‘‘I do not agree with the new increment and I
expected the labour unions to resist it. I have bought some
food and I will buy more that will be enough to cater for
my family during the strike. I also intend to withdraw
some money to cater for some domestic needs as the
strike lasts.’’
Also, a human resources officer in a non-governmental
organisation in Ibadan, Oyo State, Mr. Paul Sodeinde, said
he was prepared for the strike.
Sodeinde stated, ‘‘I have enough fuel for my generator.
There is food in the house and water. I am ready to
endure the strike for as long as it lasts.’’
The story was the same as most of the people that spoke
to our correspondents in Lagos said they had started
making preparations for a long stay at home.

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