Representatives of the Federal Government and Organised Labour have resumed dialogues on proffering solutions to the harsh conditions trailing fuel subsidy removal at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
ADULAWO NEWS gathered that the meeting composed of Federal Government operatives and Organised Labour represented by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), is known as The Presidential Steering Committee on Palliatives.
The Organised Labour stormed out of the meeting last Friday, claiming there were no top government officials to negotiate with them.
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The botched meeting was to take briefing from three subcommittees of mass transit, the CNG and cash transfer which the government had proposed to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal.
The Federal Government’s representatives at the meeting are the Chief of Staff to the President, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila; the Special Adviser to the President on Energy, Olu Verheijen; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Kachollom Daju; the Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari; among others.
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On the organised Labour’s side is the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero; his counterpart from TUC, Festus Osifo; the General Secretary of NLC, Emma Ugbaja; the TUC Secretary, Nuhu Toro; and other members of the organised Labour delegation including, Prof. Sam Amadi.