NLC strike: Governors to hold emergency meeting

Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the Nigeria Governors' Forum will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to find a solution to the impending industrial action threatened by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the increase in the pump price of petroleum.
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Emeh Joy

Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the Nigeria Governors' Forum will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to find a solution to the impending industrial action threatened by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the increase in the pump price of petroleum.

This information was disclosed in a terse press statement which was titled, "NGF Emergency Virtual Teleconference issued by NGFs Head. Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in Abuja, on Wednesday".

The statement read, "Ahead of the threat by the Nigeria Labour Congress to resort to an industrial action to force the Federal Government to rescind its decision to hike oil and electricity prices in the country.

"The Nigeria Governors' Forum is holding an emergency meeting of all the governors to seek ways of settling the rift and finding a mutually agreed soft landing on amicable grounds.

"All governors are expected to attend the meeting as the matter is considered to be of urgent national importance, which needs to be quickly resolved in order not to worsen the already bad situation of Nigerians as causes by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The meeting which is the first NGF emergency virtual teleconference starts at 6 pm tomorrow, Thursday, September 25".

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