BREAKING: Labour suspends planned strike over petrol subsidy removal

The organized Labour has suspended its proposed strike over the removal of petrol subsidy removal and the hike in the pump price of the product.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) at the end of a meeting between the Federal Government delegation and the Labou at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Monday night, announced that the strike scheduled to commence on Wednesday has been shelved.

The Labour union in a communiqué said this became necessary following the agreement by both parties of some measures to be put in place by the government.

“Consequently, the parties agreed as follows: A. The NLC is to suspend the strike forthwith to enable further consultations.

The Labour Centres and the Federal Government to meet on June 19 to agree on an implementation framework,” read the communiqué.

The NLC, led by its President, Comrade Joe Ajaero, arrived at the Presidential Villa at about 5:45 pm on Monday.

The government team at the meeting included former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, the Group Chief Executive Officer, GCEO, of NNPCL, Mele Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, Hon. James Faleke, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour Labour and Employment, Kachollom.

The NLC announced the industrial action on Friday, following a meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja over the fuel subsidy removal and subsequent hike in the pump price of petrol.



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