BREAKING: Fuel Subsidy: Nigerian Workers, NLC Meeting With President Tinubu’s Delegation Ends In Deadlock.

President Bola Tinubu-led federal government and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) meeting over fuel subsidy removal has ended inconclusive.

Delegates of the Federal Government comprised of Dele Alake, the spokesperson for Tinubu; and the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari.

Other government officials present were the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele; and former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

The Organised Labour was represented by the NLC National President, Joe Ajaero; and the President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Festus Osifo.

The meeting that started around 4pm on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, lasted for several hours, the NLC demanded that the Federal Government return to the status quo by reversing the price of fuel before resuming negotiations with the NLC.

The National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, who criticised the removal of subsidy stated that the status quo returns before any formal engagement with the NLC to protect the Nigerian workforce and proffer additional solutions.

The NLC insisted that the Federal Government did not enter into any conversation even on palliative measures for Nigerians, hence the rejection of the latest announcement.
The union said it had decided to reconvene with its members to determine the next line of action.
Meanwhile, Alake described the meeting as robust, adding that talks would continue.

He expressed hope that the parties would reach a reasonable conclusion at its next adjourned meeting, Daily Trust reports.

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