Fuel, electricity tarriff hike: Labour suspends strike for two weeks 

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NLC President, Ayuba Wabba

Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have suspended the strike scheduled to commence today (Monday) for two weeks.

The two bodies and the government reached this agreement at a meeting which started at 8.30pm on Sunday and ended at 2.50am this morning.

After the meeting which lasted for over seven hours, the government agreed to suspend the application of the cost-reflective electricity tariff adjustments for two weeks.

However, the hike in price of fuel has yet to be reversed.

Confirming the suspension of the strike, the President, Trade Union Congress counterpart, Quadri Olaleye, had said, “Definitely correct. We just left a press conference.

“We signed a document to suspend the action for two weeks for the government to implement those things that we agreed in the agreement. So, we are suspending for two weeks.

“We don’t need a notice again to re-convene if there is a need to do that.”

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, reportedly read the five-page communique signed by the representatives of the government and labour.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba; and his Trade Union Congress counterpart, Quadri Olaleye, among others signed on behalf of Organised Labour.

On the other hand, the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige; Minister of State Petroleum, Timipre Silva; Minister of State Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN); Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; and the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and others, signed on behalf of the government.

 

 

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