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Subsidy Removal: FG, NLC Set For Second Meeting Days To Nationwide Strike



The federal government is set for a meeting with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), today, Monday,  June 5.

The meeting aimed at finding a solution to the Wednesday, June 7, proposed nationwide strike by the NLC over the removal of subsidy on petroleum.

Recall that an earlier meeting between a federal government delegation and representatives of the NLC at the presidential villa, Abuja hit a brick wall.

During the meeting which held five days ago, the NLC delegation maintained the the federal government must reverse the pump price of petroleum to it’s former price before they could begin negotiations.



During his inauguration speech, President Bola Tinubu had said “petrol subsidy is gone”.


The president’s pronouncement immediately led to a resurfacing of long queues at gas stations and a hike in the pump price of the product across the country.


President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero and his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Festus Osifo, had told state house correspondents after the first meeting that government must return to the old price of petrol or workers will embark on a nationwide strike billed to commence next Wednesday.


Meanwhile, the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) had in a memo dated June 2, and signed by its general secretary, Dominic Igwebike, also announced that its member will join the strike.


The federal government representatives at the last meeting included Dele Alake, spokesperson for the government’s delegation; Group CEO of NNPCL Mele Kyari; Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele; and Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state.


Meanwhile, President Tinubu will also meet with APC senators-elect, house of reps members-elect, and APC national working committee (NWC) members today at 7:00pm, at the presidentia

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