Governors Hold Emergency Meeting Thursday Over Planned NLC Strike

Governors Forum
Governors Forum
Governors Forum

The 36 members of the Nigerian Governors Forum will on Thursday hold an emergency virtual conference to find a solution to the impending industrial action by the Nigeria Labour Congress over the recent increase in the pump price of petrol.

This was disclosed in a terse press statement titled “NGF Emergency Virtual Teleconference, issued by NGFs Head, Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in Abuja, on Wednesday.

The statement read “Ahead of the threat by the Nigeria Labour Congress to resort to an industrial action to force the Federal Government to rescind its decision to hike oil and electricity prices in the country.

“The Nigeria Governors’ Forum is holding an emergency meeting of all the governors to seek ways of settling the rift and finding a mutually agreed soft landing on amicable grounds.

“All governors are expected to attend the meeting as the matter is considered to be of urgent national importance, which needs to be quickly resolved in order not to worsen the already bad situation of Nigerians as caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The meeting which is the first NGF emergency virtual teleconference starts at 6pm. Tomorrow, Thursday September 25.”

VANTAGE NEWS reported earlier that the NLC has insisted on proceeding with its planned strike and protest with effect from September 28 following the failure of the Federal Government to reverse the hike in electricity tariff and fuel price.

It remains to be seen if the governors will come up with a solution that will make the organised labour rescind their decision.

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