Impending NLC Strike: 36 Govs To Address Issues In Virtual Meeting


Governorsof the 36 states of Nigeria will hold an emergency meeting cocerning the threat by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a nationwide strike to demand that the Federal Government rescinds its decision on the recent hike in the prices of petroleum products and electricity.

NLC earlier announced that it would proceed with its planned nationwide protest with effect from September 28 over Federal Government refusal to reverse the hikes in electricity tariff and fuel pump price.

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) disclosed this in a statement issued by its Head, Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in Abuja on Wednesday.

Bello-Barkindo said that the emergency meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm on Thursday would seek ways of settling the rift and find a mutual agreement, adding that all governors were expected to attend the first NGF emergency virtual teleconference to consider the matter which he described as of urgent national importance.

Bello-Barkindo said that the matter needed to be quickly resolved in order not to worsen the already bad situation of Nigerians as caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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