Saturday, 14 January 2012

News Report: Second Meeting Between Labour And Nigerian Government Over Strike In Progress

Protesters In Lagos; Photo Credit: Reuters
Nigerian Labour leaders are about now meeting with the President for the second time to try and sort out areas of disagreement in the increase in petrol price, occasioned by the removal of subsidy on petroleum products.
There is an ongoing strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria(TUC), which has paralyzed  key sectors of the fragile Nigerian economy.
Labour leaders in an emergency executive meeting had resolved not to shift grounds from labour's earlier demand that the government reverts back to 65 naira per litre of petrol before the strike would be called off.
On the government delegation are: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal , Deputy Speaker  Emeka Ihedioha; Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Wamako; Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, Mrs. Dizeani Allison-Madueke; Petroleum Resources Minister,  Bala Usman; Federal Capital Territory Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Finance, Emeka Wogu of Labour,  Mohammed Adoke,; Attorney-general and Minister of Justice,  Labaran Maku of Information , Anyim Pius Anyim; Secretary to Federal Government, Lagos State Governor; Raji Fashola; and  Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State.
chidi opara reports could not confirm the identities of  the Labour delegation, but it is likely that messrs Owei Lakemfa and  John Kolawole, acting general secretary of NLC and general secretary of TUC respectively are in the delegation.