File photo: Members of NLC during demonstration.

By Shonaye Prince, Lafia

The Nasarawa State Chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress on Wednesday said it has succumbed to the directive by the national headquarters of the NLC to suspend the planned mass protest scheduled for January 27.

Recalled that the organised labour had earlier directed all state chapters to mobilise members for a mass protest as against Federal Government (FG) planned to remove fuel subsidy.

Briefing Journalists in Lafia, Comrade Yusuf Iya, Nasarawa State NLC Chairman said the suspension followed the reversal by the FG to remove fuel subsidy.

Comr. Iya, explained that already the union in the state had mobilised members, civil societies, market organisations among others.

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The NLC Chairman expressed his pleasure to civil societies and other allies for their support so far.

He assured workers that the leadership of the union would continue to stand for them by prioritising their welfare.

The State NLC informed that the union has only suspended the planned action but would resume if FG do anything otherwise.

The Nasarawa State NLC Chairman added that the union opposed the removal of the fuel subsidy because it would push pump price to between N320 to N340 per litre.