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SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
State governors have expressed their support for the Federal Government’s decision to increase the price of petrol from N87 to N145 despite the increasing opposition to the hike by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.
UFOMBA UZUEGBU, Asst News Editor
Lagosians ignored the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) strike call over the increase of petrol price from N86 to N145.
But there pockets of riots at Fedeyi bus stop, along Ikorodu road, where thugs mounted barricade, protesting and throwing stones at vehicles passing by. Anti riot policemen arrived on time and dispersed them.
President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Comrade Francis Olabode Johnson has said unions in the oil and gas sector have not endorsed the recent N145 price of Premium Motor Spirit known as petrol.
The joint meeting of the National Executive Council, NEC, of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, ended on Friday with a declaration of support for the government’s new price of petrol.
A crucial meeting between the Bayelsa State Government and labour unions has ended on Saturday, with the leadership of labour demanding more time to hold further consultations with its members.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has proposed a new Minimum Wage of N56,000 to the Federal Government.
The President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, who stated this at a press briefingmade the comment in Abuja on Wednesday, said that the congress made the formal proposal to the Federal Government on Tuesday.
EBOJELE AKHERE PATRICK, Benin
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC yesterday threatened to shutdown the labour force in Edo State within two weeks, if the state government and local government councils failed to pay the outstanding salaries owed local government workers in the state.
AKOR SYLVESTER, Abuja
Nigeria Labour Congress yesterday expressed worry over the high cost of production in the country, saying Nigerian workers’ pay more than they receive as their income.
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MALACHY UZENDU, Deputy Editor, Abuja
STATE governors yesterday resolved to set up bodies to fish out where their predecessors “hid the resources accruing to the states from the federation account”, stressing that if nothing urgent was not done to block the loopholes, the country will plunge into greater crises.