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FG, NLC, TUC resume petrol subsidy negotiations, communique being expected


Following the rescheduling of their meeting for Monday, June 19, the organized labour and the Federal Government resumed negotiations on salary raise and palliatives to cushion the effects of scrapping petrol subsidy.

On the resumed negotiation table are the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) as well as the government team.

Persecondnews reports that the NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero and the TUC President, Comrade Festus Osifo and other labour leaders attended
the meeting which got underway at about 5.25p.m. at the Conference Room of the Chief of Staff at the Presidential Villa while the Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communication and Strategy, Mr Dele Alake and Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd, Mr Mele Kyari.

Also in attendance are Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, the Special Adviser on Revenue, Mr Zachaeus Adedeji and the Special Adviser on Energy, Mr Olu Verheijen and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Kachallom Daju.

Mr Gbenga Komolafe, the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), the CEO of Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, (NMDPRA), Mr Farouk Ahmed also made the list of the attendees.

Both unions had about two weeks ago suspended its planned nationwide strike to protest the withdrawal of petrol subsidy by the Bola Tinubu administration.

The government had gone to court to obtain a restraining order against the planned strike.

As at press time, meeting has yet to issue a communique.


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