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Electricity/Fuel Hike: Details of meeting between FG, Organised Labour emerge

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The details of the meeting between the Federal Government and the organised Labour over the hike in electricity and fuel tariffs have emerged.

The meeting called by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), on Tuesday, is to find a common ground in order to stop the planned strike by the unions.

It was learned that the meeting which is at the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari discussed solutions to the recurring labour issues with a view to finding an end to incessant industrial actions. Also, the parties discussed the unions’ threat to down tool over the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.

The non-implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage, alleged corruption in government agencies, loss of jobs across the industries, high cost of living and, businesses not booming in the light of the effects of COVID-19 were also discussed at the meeting.

In attendance at the meeting is the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva.

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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