The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) on Sunday rejected the increase in petrol pump price from N123 to N143.80 per litre with.
The union, in a statement signed by its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, said the increase could not be justified, especially at this time of COVID-19 pandemic.
Peters said the union viewed the increase as extortion of the downtrodden masses of the country in favour of market forces.
He noted that COVID-19 and economic crisis had hit all Nigerians.
He stated: "It is not only unjust but insensitive.
"The action has added to the hardship of workers and ordinary Nigerians.
"We, therefore, call for an immediate reversal by the government."