FG, Labour resume talks over subsidy removal as strike looms

The Federal Government has resumed talks with the Organised Labour over the current harsh conditions following the removal of petrol subsidy by the government.

The meeting of the Presidential Steering Committee on Palliatives, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday has the Organised Labour represented by representatives of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC),

The labour leaders have stormed out of the meeting last Friday, claiming there were no top government officials to negotiate with them. The move aborted the planned discussions on the reports of the mass transit, the CNG and cash transfer sub committees.

At today’s meeting, the Federal Government was represented by the Chief of Staff to the President, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila; the Special Adviser to the President on Energy, Olu Verheijen; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Kachollom Daju; the Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari; and others.

The organised Labour had as representatives President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero; his counterpart from TUC, Festus Osifo; the General Secretary of NLC, Emma Ugbaja; the TUC Secretary, Nuhu Toro; and others.


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