Meeting between federal government, NLC on fuel subsidy ends in deadlock,

The meeting between the Federal Government and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over fuel subsidy removal has ended without a consensus at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Representatives of the Federal Government included spokesperson for President Bola Tinubu, Dele Alake, Group CEO of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari. Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

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

The NLC demanded that the Federal Government return to the status quo by reversing the price of fuel before resuming negotiations with the union.

National President of NLC, 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 union insisted that the Federal Government did not enter into any conversation even on palliative measures for Nigerians, hence the rejection of the latest announcement.