Workers in Nigeria have ignored calls by the country’s main trade union federation for a strike over a hike in fuel prices.
The Nigeria Labor Congress has set Wednesday for its proposed nationwide strike but civil servants and workers in the private sector chose to go to work or open business as usual on that day.
The Nigerian government had urged all workers, in public and private sectors, not to strike. It raised fuel prices by 67% last week.
In the capital Abuja, the trade union federation on Wednesday mobilized a peaceful protest against the fuel price hike, which it described as “anti-people”.