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Strike: Governors to intervene between FG and labour unions

Nigeria Governors’ Forum will hold an emergency meeting with the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, to seek ways of settling the rift between them and the federal government.

The governors seek to find ways to avert a strike called by the unions in protest to a recent hike in electricity tariff and price of fuel.

The CWC had handed down a two-week ultimatum to the FG to reverse the price hike or face industrial action.The TUC had also mobilized its affiliate members to participate in the proposed strike.

Head of Media and Public Affairs of the forum, Mr. Abdulrazague Bello-Barkindo said the 36 governors are expected to attend the meeting as the matter was considered to be of urgent national importance.

He said there was a need for all issues to be quickly resolved in order not to worsen the already bad economic situation, “especially coupled with effects of the coronavirus pandemic.”

The meeting which is the first NGF emergency virtual teleconference starts at 6 o’oclock in the evening tomorrow (Thursday).

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige is expected to also meet with labour leaders Thursday.

Nehemiah Anin

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