Electricity, fuel increase: FG to hold meeting with organised labour

Electricity, fuel increase: FG to hold meeting with organised labour

- The federal government has scheduled a meeting with the organised labour to avert a strike

- The meeting would be attended by both the NLC and the TUC

- The ministry of labour said the discussions will take place at a hall in the presidential villa

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The federal government has scheduled a meeting with members of the organised labour for Thursday, September 24, in order to avert a planned strike by the unions.

The meeting would have in attendance leaders of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and those of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), This Day reported.

Electricity, fuel increase: FG schedules meeting with organized labour
The federal government is trying to convince labour unions in the country to shelve their planned strike. Photo credits: Festus Keyamo
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Both unions have been threatening to embark on strike following the increase in the pump price of petrol and the hike in electricity tariffs.

A spokesperson for the ministry of labour, Charles Akpan said the labour unions will be hosted by the minister of labour, Chris Ngige around 3pm on Thursday, September 24, at a hall in the presidential villa.

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Meanwhile, Femi Falana, a prominent Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist has called on the federal government to reverse the recent hike in fuel price and electricity tariff.

The chairman the Alliance for Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB) also faulted the government’s claim that its revenue has drastically dropped in 2020.

Falana explained that the claim of revenue shrink by the government was filled with inadequacies and figures that fail to show Nigeria’s economic realities.

In another report, Nigeria could be hit by another imminent fuel scarcity as the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) on Monday, September 21, announced a warning strike starting from Tuesday, September 22.

NARTO, an umbrella organisation of commercial vehicles owners engaged in the haulage of petroleum products, is giving the federal government time to reverse its decision to ban petroleum trucks above 45,000 litres capacity from plying the roads.

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