Petrol subsidy: FG, Labour resume talks at Villa
The Federal Government and organised labour are currently meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to discuss various interventions following subsidy removal on petrol.
Monday’s meeting which began at about 05:30 pm is expected to consider demands by the organised labour for an increased minimum wage and proposed palliatives from the FG.
At the last meeting held on June 5, 2023, the FG and the two labour centres — the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress — agreed to continue talks a
“The labour centres and the Federal Government to meet on June 19, 2023, to agree on an implementation framework,” the resolution read.
Present at the meeting are the delegation of the NLC led by its President, Joe Ajaero, the TUC delegation led by its President, Festus Osifo, the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, Special Adviser to the President on Revenue, Zachaeus Adedeji and the Special Adviser for Energy, Olu Verheijen and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Kachallom Daju.
Also present are the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari, the Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Farouk Ahmed, the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, Gbenga Komolafe, among others.