BREAKING: Labour Congress Suspends Planned Nationwide Strike Over Fuel Subsidy | #NwokeukwuMascot

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its planned strike over the hike in fuel price as a result of subsidy removal.

Recall that we had earlier reported that the Nigerian government delegation again summoned the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC to a meeting at the Presidential Villa Abuja over the grievances emanating from the fuel subsidy removal.

Meanwhile, at the end of the meeting, NLC announced that some measures had been put in place and an agreement was reached for the strike not to go on as planned.

“Consequently, the parties agreed as follows: A. The NLC to suspend the strike forthwith to enable further consultations…The Labour Centres and the Federal Government to meet in June 19 to agree on an implementation framework,” a new communique issued by the NLC partly read.

The NLC, led by its President, Comrade Joe Ajaero, had 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, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour Labour and Employment, Kachollom Daju among others.

The union had 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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