The Federal Government has pushed Monday’s planned meeting with leaders of the organised labour forward to Sunday, September 27 at 7pm.
It is seen as a last minute move by the FG to prevent the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on the nationwide strike action set to start on Monday, September 28.
The meeting was earlier scheduled to hold on Monday at 3pm but the unions would have been a few hours into he strike by then.
- The organised labour issued an ultimatum to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to revert the recently increased fuel price and electricity tariff or face a nationwide industrial action.
Confirming the development through a text message, the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, stated that the meeting will hold at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said that the Honorable Minister for Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige will be meeting with the organised labour leaders.