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Fuel Price Hike: Meeting between FG, organised labour ends abruptly

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The meeting which was held between the federal government and the organised labour as regards the recent increase in the price of petrol  electricity tariff ended abruptly on Sunday.

The representatives of the organised labour staged a walk-out from the meeting barely five minutes after it started, Channels TV reports.

Shortly before the walkout, the president of the Trade Union Congress, (TUC) Quadri Olaleye, accused the federal government of being insincere about the discussions with labour leaders.

He raised the issue of the latest increase in the fuel pump price from N160 to N170.

“We are in the process of discussing, for over three months now. And they made announcement increasing the fuel price again. And no other person than NNPC. When has authority been giving to NNPC to increase the price of PMS? This is unacceptable.”
In a related news report, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked the federal government to reverse the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol without any further delay.

The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, in a statement on Monday, November 16, criticised the government and condemned the increase in the price of the product.