- The FG will now meet labour leaders by 7pm today, Sunday, September 27
- This is in efforts to stop the planned strike
- According to the FG, the meeting will hold at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa
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As Nigerians are making preparation for another strike action by Nigeria's labour unions, the federal government in apparent move to prevent the planned strike, the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the federal government has scheduled a meeting for 7pm on Sunday, September 28.
This was disclosed by deputy director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan.
The Nation reports that the meeting was earlier adjourned to Monday at 3pm following the inability of the Federal Government to reach an agreement with Labour.
Going further, the news outlet disclosed that the meeting will hold at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja by 7pm.
“The Honorable Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige will be meeting with the Organized Labour.
“The meeting earlier scheduled for Monday 28th September 2020 is now scheduled as follows:
“Date: Today, Sunday, 27th September 2020
Venue: Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the last-minute efforts carried out by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of the House of Representatives to halt a planned strike by the organised labour may have failed to yield any positive result.
Earlier reports had showed that the speaker was in a meeting with the leadership of the organisation to come to an amicable resolution of the issues surrounding the grievances over the recently increased price of petrol and electricity.
The meeting between Gbajabiamila and the NLC leadership reportedly held at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.
Legit.ng had also reported that in a second attempt to stop the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on their planned strike, the federal government recently obtained a fresh court order.
NLC and TUC had slated their protest for Monday, September 28, over the recent hike in the price of motor spirit known as petrol and the electricity tariff.
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