Fuel, electricity price hike: Strike looms as labour walks out from meeting with Nigerian govt

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Labour union representatives yesterday staged a walk-out from a gathering with the Nigerian Authorities.

The labour union walked out of the assembly barely 5 minutes after it began.

The president of the Commerce Union Congress, TUC, Quadri Olaleye, informed Channels Tv that the hike within the worth of gasoline and electrical energy tariffs have been high on the assembly agenda and never problems with palliatives.

He accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities of dishonesty and portray the organised labour in a nasty gentle earlier than most of the people.

Olaleye mentioned, “This assembly isn’t going to be as normal. Why, as a result of now we have seen the insincerity of the federal government and it’s placing us in danger. They’re taking us for a journey, which can not proceed.

“We’re within the technique of discussing, for over three months now. And so they made an announcement rising the gasoline worth once more. And no different particular person than NNPC. When has authority been given to NNPC to extend the worth of PMS? That is unacceptable.

“The assembly agenda isn’t nicely prioritised. And due to that, we’re leaving the assembly. We is not going to proceed, we are going to return to our organ, and we’re going to get again to you on the following line of motion.”

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, represented the Federal Authorities alongside the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, Minister of state for energy, Goddy Agba and the Secretary to the Authorities, Boss Mustapha.

The NLC was represented by Najeem Yasin, its Deputy President.

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