BREAKING: FG, TUC in Crucial Meeting over Fuel Subsidy Removal

BREAKING: FG, TUC in Crucial Meeting over Fuel Subsidy Removal

  • Representatives of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) are meeting with the federal government at the Presidential Villa in Abuja
  • The meeting, initiated by the government, focuses on the effects of the fuel subsidy removal on the citizens
  • The previous meeting between Organised Labour, including the TUC and Nigerian Labour Congress, and the government ended without a resolution

State House, Abuja - The federal government is meeting with representatives of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting, which kicked off around 5pm, is said to have been at the instance of the federal government and expected to be discussing fallouts from the removal of fuel subsidy, was reported.

Dele Alake/TUC/FG/Fuel Subsidy Removal
The federal government is making efforts to avert the Labour strike over the fuel subsidy removal. Photo credit: @kc_journalist
Source: Twitter

The Organised Labour, including the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) held a meeting with the government last Wednesday, which ended in a deadlock. gathers that the federal government’s team is being led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume.

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Others on the team are Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele; former Edo Governor Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari.

Also in the meeting are the Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) Zacch Adedeji; Executive Vice President, Downstream of the NNPCL, Yemi Adetunji; former Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dele Alake and Hon James Faleke, among others.

On the TUC side are seven members, led by their President, Festus Osifo.

House of Reps reveals position on fuel subsidy removal by President Tinubu

Earlier, reported that during plenary on Tuesday, May 30, members of the House of Representatives sent a commendation to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The lawmakers’ praise followed President Tinubu’s decision to remove the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol.

This followed a motion of urgent public importance moved at the plenary by Jimoh Olajide from Lagos state. Recall that in his inaugural address on Monday, May 29, Tinubu declared that there would no longer be a petroleum subsidy regime as the current 2023 budget he glimpsed does not contain it.


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