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FG Meets NLC, TUC Over Fuel, Electricity Tariff Hike

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The Federal Government has met with officials of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the hike in electricity and fuel tariffs.

The meeting called by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige was held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting was called to discuss solutions to the recurring labour issues with a view to finding an end to incessant industrial actions.

In attendance at the meeting is the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva.

Naija News reports that labour unions are complaining of non-implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage, alleged corruption in government agencies, loss of jobs across the industries, high cost of living and, businesses not booming in the light of the effects of COVID-19.

The labour unions and their civil society allies are meant to commence an indefinite industrial action and national protest from Wednesday, September 23.