The Nigerian labour movement has forced the Federal Government to postpone a scheduled meeting arranged to discuss the state of the nation’s economy. The meeting will now hold on Tuesday, September 15, instead of today, September 12.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, reacting to the earlier announcement by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, that a government team would meet with NLC and TUC as well as other civil society groups to discuss the hike in electricity tariff and petrol pump price today, said that the leadership of the congress would not attend the discussion because it was too sudden.
Wabba said that the short notice given for the meeting by the government made it impossible for labour leaders who are spread in different locations to attend.
The labour movement is expected to now attend the event on Tuesday, as announced via a statement today, by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan.
The statement said: “the meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, 15th Sept at 10am. Venue is Banquet Hall of Presdential Villa. This is to accommodate all participants.”