Fuel Subsidy Removal: FG, NLC Meeting Ends in Deadlock

Fuel Subsidy Removal: FG, NLC Meeting Ends in Deadlock

  • The meeting between the federal government and the NLC has again ended without a reasonable conclusion
  • The minister of labour and employment, Simon Lalong, met with the leaders of the NLC on Monday, Sepetmber 18 but they closed the talks without meeting the union's key demands
  • President Bola Tinubu's negotiation team will however meet with the sister union of the NLC, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) afterwards

FCT, Abuja - The meeting between the federal government headed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), to avert an imminent strike action ended without a concrete resolution to the union’s demands.

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The move by the federal government to shelve the proposed nationwide strike by the NLC hits a setback. Photo credit: @PBATMediaCentre
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The minister of labour and employment, Simon Lalong; and minister of state for labour and employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, met with the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, and other leaders in Abuja on Monday, September 18, in an effort to stop organised labour from embarking on another industrial action.

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This is coming a few hours after Lalong appealed to the union to consider its actions and how it has affected the economy so far.

The minister urged the organised labour to be reasonable with its demand and frantic in its decision. The reverse seems to be the case at the moment.

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The meeting is expected to continue at a later date, Channels TV reported.

However, the minister is also expected to hold a meeting with the leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) later today, (Monday).

Meanwhile, the fuel subsidy removal by the Tinubu's government has brought untold hardship to the land.

The development has led to the grappling economy, increment in the pump price of fuel, high cost of transportation, high cost of living, and rising cost price of goods in the market.

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The NLC is therefore making efforts to attract palliatives from the government to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal.

Nationwide strike: NLC agrees to meet FG, says "government is not sincere"

Legit.ng reported earlier that NLC says it is open to meeting with the Federal Government amid talks surrounding its proposed indefinite nationwide industrial action.

A source, who confirmed this, revealed that the NLC would be meeting with the federal government soon following an invitation sent to them.

The invitation was also confirmed via a statement issued by the labour ministry's director of press and publications.

Tinubu gave N100m to National Assembly members as palliatives? House of Reps react

In an earlier report by Legit.ng, the House of Representatives denied claims by the NLC that its members received N100 million each as palliative from the executive arm.

The national assistant general secretary of the NLC, Christopher Onyeka, made the claim during a recent interview.

But the spokesperson of the House, Akin Rotimi, stated that it was malicious to claim that members of the national assembly got N100 million each.

Source: Legit.ng

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