Fuel price hike: FG to meet labour leaders on November 26

Fuel price hike: FG to meet labour leaders on November 26

- The federal government in a move to prevent further disagreement over the recent hike in fuel has scheduled another meeting with the organized labour

- According to the minister of labour, the meeting will now hold on Thursday, November 26

- The new invitation is coming more than 48 hours after the representatives of the organised labour staged a walk-out from the initial meeting

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Another meeting has been fixed by the federal government with the leadership of organized labour over the recent increment of the fuel pump price.

In a report by Daily Trust, the new invitation sent by Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, has been scheduled for Thursday, November 26.

Charles Akpan, the ministry's spokesperson revealed that the minister would be meeting the organized labour at old Banquet hall, Presidential Villa.

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Fuel price hike: FG to meet labour leaders on November 26
The federal government has agreed to meet labour leaders on Thursday, November 26. Photo credit: @fkeyamo
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This is coming tmore than 48 hours hours after labour leaders staged a walkout of a meeting barely five minutes after it started on Sunday, November 22.

Shortly before the walkout, the president of the Trade Union Congress, (TUC) Quadri Olaleye, accused the federal government of being insincere about the discussions with labour leaders.

He raised the issue of the latest increase in the fuel pump price from N160 to N170.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the organised labour disclosed that it is not planning to embark on any industrial action at the moment after labour leaders walked out from discussions with the federal government.

Comrade Joe Ajaero, the deputy president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), said the union cannot declare strike without engaging members and following due process.

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The labour leader made the disclosure on Monday, November 23, in Abuja. He said members of the union walked out of recent discussions with the government out of anger.

In a related development, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the recent hike in the pump price of fuel which increased from N159 to N170 per liter.

The party in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, rejected the increase and described it as unbearable to Nigerians.

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