Subsidy: FG, Labour continue dialogue

On Monday, leaders from the Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress, or NLC, will meet again to talk about ways to make up for the loss of the gasoline rebate.

Remember that, after the fuel subsidy was taken away on May 29, the NLC threatened to shut down the country’s economy by going on strike.

But on June 5, after a number of talks with the federal government, NLC said that it would not go on strike.

The National Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), however, made some demands that would lessen the impact of the removal of the subsidy on the price of fuel and other necessary goods.

At the meeting at 4 p.m. today, both sides should be able to find common ground on some of their requests.

The Federal Ministry of Labor and Employment’s Permanent Secretary, Kachallom Daju, said that the sides will meet again at the presidential villa in Abuja.