Petrol subsidy removal: NLC in meeting with FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Monday, honoured talks with Federal Government, following the removal of petrol subsidy by the President Bola Tinubu, which has seen prices of fuel shooting up to between N490 to N700 across the country.

Recall that NLC on Sunday, shunned the talk, which was attended by Trade Union Congress, TUC.

Also, recall that President Tinubu in him inaugural address, on May 29, had said subsidy was gone, which led to increase in fuel prices, as most petrol stations across the country hiked pump prices of fuel.

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, consequently on May 31, announced a new price regime for fuel, in what experts said was price fixing, as against claims of subsidy removal.

Frontier News gathered that NLC meeting with the Federal Government, which started around 6p.m., Monday, was because some powerful Nigerians prevailed on labour to sustain the talk with government.

But it was reliably gathered that though NLC was meeting with the Federal Government, it would insist on the reversal of petrol price to the pre-May 29 price.

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