Fuel Subsidy: Nigerian Government Meets with Trade Union Congress

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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The Nigerian government is currently meeting with representatives of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting, which started at 16:00 GMT, is said to have been at the instance of the government and is expected to be discussing fallouts from the removal of fuel subsidy.

The Organized Labour, including the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) held a meeting with the government last Wednesday, but could not reach a truce.

The government’s team is being led to today’s meeting by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume. Others are the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefie; former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole; and the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari.

Also in the meeting are the Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council, Zacch Adedeji; Executive Vice President, Downstream, of the NNPCL, Yemi Adetunji; former Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Dele Alake among others.

On the TUC side are seven members, led by their President, Mr Festus Osifo.

Details later…


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