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FG, Labour Leaders Agree To N5 Reduction In Fuel Price

A file picture of an attendant filling the gasoline tank of a automobile.


The Federal Government has introduced the discount of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly generally known as petrol from N168 to N163.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, after assembly with the organised labour which started round 9 pm on Monday and ended at 1:30 am on Tuesday.

According to the Minister, a technical committee has been arrange to make sure worth stability within the business.

Ngige acknowledged that the committee, which can report again to the bigger home on January 25, will appraise the market forces and different issues that may guarantee stability within the business.

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Ayuba Wabba, additionally maintained the place of the minister, saying that the settlement was reached by each side.

The product presently dispenses at N168, following the choice of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company to extend the ex-depot worth of petrol from N147.67 per litre to N155.17 per litre in November.

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Meanwhile, there isn’t a conclusion but on the demand for a reversal of the electrical energy tariff and the Federal Government mentioned talks have been ongoing with the distribution corporations.

For the sixth time for the reason that present administration introduced a hike within the pump worth of petrol and electrical energy tariff in November, members of the organized labour motion and the Federal Government’s crew have been holding collection of talks, to proceed the discussions on the demand of the employees union.

Both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had known as for a reversal of the latest hike, threatening to embark on a nationwide strike and protests, the rationale why the federal government needed to convene a gathering a month in the past.

At the final assembly, the Federal Government defined that it wanted one week to make additional consultations.

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