FG reconvenes meeting with NLC Over Subsidy Removal


The federal government and the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) are met 48 hours ahead of the proposed nationwide strike by the NLC over the removal of subsidy is the second to hold in less than a week.

The reconvened a meeting with the leadership of the NLC is for the continuation of the discussions on the removal of petroleum subsidy.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, and members of his national executives arrived at the Presidential Villa around on Monday for the meeting. 

On the other hand, the leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had earlier met with the FG committee and presented a list of demands before the government, the top of which is an increase in the minimum wage and a reversal to the old pump price while negotiations are ongoing.

The series of meetings came in the wake of a hike and shortage of fuel across the country, following President Tinubu’s inauguration day declaration that subsidy on the product “is gone”.

The newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, is attending the meeting as well as the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari.

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