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Nigeria: Govt Engages Labour On Influence of Gasoline, Electrical energy Tariff Hike

2020-09-16 07:56:48

Following the seven-day strike discover issued by organised labour to the federal authorities over the rise in petrol worth and electrical energy tariff, the federal government, led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, is presently assembly with labour leaders on the Bouquet Corridor of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Welcoming the labour leaders, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Ngige, mentioned that there’s an pressing want for all stakeholders within the nation to hitch fingers to vogue out “how we are able to survive the financial challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic”.

He mentioned the assembly is “a bilateral dialogue between us as Nigerians to think about the state of the financial system and occasions which have necessitated latest will increase in electrical energy tariff and the value of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)”.

In his opening remarks, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, regretted that the latest enhance in the price of gasoline and electrical energy tariff by authorities has additional aggravated the financial hardship on Nigerians.

He mentioned that Nigerian staff who’ve misplaced their jobs and technique of livelihoods on account of Covid-19 imposed challenges are being compelled to make additional sacrifices by way of an insufferable enhance in costs of gasoline and electrical energy tariff.

The President of the Commerce Union Congress (TUC), Quadri Olaleye, kicked in opposition to what he described as an try by the federal government facet to shift the dialogue from the considerations over gasoline and electrical energy tariff hike to the sliding financial system.