NLC strike: Governors to hold emergency meeting

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The 36 state governors set to hold an emergency meeting over the threat by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on an industrial action to demand that the Federal Government rescinds its decision on the recent hike in the prices of petroleum products and electricity.

This was contained in a terse press statement titled “NGF Emergency Virtual Teleconference, issued by NGFs Head, Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in Abuja, on Wednesday.

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The statement read “Ahead of the threat by the Nigeria Labour Congress to resort to an industrial action to force the Federal Government to rescind its decision to hike oil and electricity prices in the country.

“The Nigeria Governors’ Forum is holding an emergency meeting of all the governors to seek ways of settling the rift and finding a mutually agreed soft landing on amicable grounds.

“All governors are expected to attend the meeting as the matter is considered to be of urgent national importance, which needs to be quickly resolved in order not to worsen the already bad situation of Nigerians as caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The meeting which is the first NGF emergency virtual teleconference starts at 6pm. Tomorrow, Thursday September 25.”

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