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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.
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 leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Kaduna State has urged Governor Nasir El-Rufai to substantiate his claims and publish the names of the workers aiding and abetting ghost workers.
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.