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Strike Looms As FG, Labour Talks End In Deadlock


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The meeting between the Organised Labour and Federal Government on Monday over the removal of petrol subsidy and the increase in electricity tariffs, ended in a deadlock.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who welcomed the labour leaders to the meeting held at the Bouquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, called on stakeholders to join heads and deliberate how Nigeria can survive the economic challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ngige said the meeting is “a bilateral dialogue between us as Nigerians to consider the state of the economy and events that have necessitated recent increases in electricity tariff and the price of petrol.”

The Minister of State for Petroleum Re.s, Timipre Sylva, while speaking at the meeting charged the labour leaders to show more understanding with the government over its policies.

Sylva in his statement noted that Nigeria has lost about N1billion daily between 2016 and 2019, as a result of fuel subsidy and N3.74billion daily before 2016.

“T. are a lot of issues to discuss; from 10 o’clock we haven’t been able to trash out all the things; I think it will be right to set committees to further deliberate and resolve them,” he said.

The President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, in his . argued that the recent hike in cost of fuel and electricity tariffs further aggravated the economic hardship facing Nigerians.


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According to Wabba, workers who have lost their jobs and .s of income due to COVID-19, are being forced to make further sacrifices.

“Those issues that constitute the price are part of the inefficiency in the system which the government hitherto has been paying and christened subsidy. The government cannot transfer the inefficiency to the people. Nigeria should refine its products,” he said.

At this point, what do you have on the table to cushion the effects on workers – their families because they have been pushed to the wall and already at the edge. Do you have anything for us? So that we can now say that despite these challenges, this is what I have for Nigerian workers that they can have something that can cushion this effect for them.”

According to him, “Already the value of minimum wage had been eroded. The purchasing power parity, when you compare with all West African countries, we are already on the ground.

“That is the reality. In Ghana, compare their minimum wage with our own; in all West Africa countries, including Niger Republic that has just started refining recently, they are now serving us with products. That is not how we ought to be.”

The meeting ended with no agreement reached, while no date was fixed to continue the talks.

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