Fuel Price Hike: Labour Leaders Walk Out Of Meeting With FG Delegation

Admin 23-Nov-2020 Nigeria_News

Raheem Akingbolu

Labour leaders were said to have walked out of a meeting with the Federal Government on Sunday, over the recent hike in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol.

According to a report by Channel Television, which was monitored by AbujaCityJournal, the meeting was attended by members of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and  some Ministers representing the federal government.

The FG was represented by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Petroleum, Timiprye Sylva, Minister of state for Power, Goddy Agba and the Secretary to the Government, Boss Mustapha.

Before the closed-door meeting, President of the Trade Union Congress, Quadri Olaleye, had alleged that the federal government was dishonest, playing to the gallery, and painting the organised labour in a bad light before civil servants and the public.

According to Olaleye, the meeting’s agenda were the issues surrounding the hike in the price of fuel and electricity tariffs

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