NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Oil Price War: Senate wades into FG, NLC face-off, assures of quick end to strike

By News Express on 20/05/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 2,360


The Senate has waded into the ongoing disagreement between the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Federal Government over the recent hike in fuel price from about N86 a litre to N145 per litre, which led to the ongoing strike by NLC.

Yesterday, Senate President Bukola Saraki met with top officials of the Comrade Ayuba Wabba-led NLC alongside the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Francis Ailimikhena, Chairman, Senate Committee on Labour, Suleiman Nazif, Senator Joshua Lidani, Senator Kabiru Gaya and Senator Mao Ohuabunwa.

National Executive members of NLC who attended the meeting with Wabba included NLC General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, Comrade Peters Adeyemi, Comarde Ibrahim Khaleel, Comrade Success Leke, Comrade Oladipo Fashina, Comrade Bala Hadi, Comrade Issa Aremu, and Hon. Uchenna Ekwe.

Saraki told reporters after the meeting that the industrial action embarked upon by NLC and some of its affiliate unions over the increment in the price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) will soon be resolved in the interest of the people.

He said the Senate would ensure that the window of dialogue is kept open towards the quick and smooth resolution of the disagreement while also expressing confidence over the commitment of the labour leaders towards resuming dialogue and negotiation with the government. He added that the National Assembly will not leave any stone unturned to facilitate quick resolution so as to address the issue once and for all.

The Senate President, who enjoined workers across the country to remain calm and law abiding, said: “I want to give a word of encouragement to Nigerians that I am confident that our efforts here in the National Assembly will go a long way to resolve this issue once and for all.

“I am happy to report that the NLC has shown their commitment to continue to dialogue with the Federal Government and our role is to see that we can facilitate that. We shall continue with the dialogue and we will surely address the issue. I am sure that when the labour leaders leave here, they are going to meet with their members and other stakeholders on the way forward.

“We in the Senate will continue to play our role in facilitating and ensuring that we can find a lasting solution and to reduce the hardship of the present economic realities on the masses and at the end of the day, I believe that we will all act in the interest of the people.”

Earlier, NLC President Wabba had commended the Senate President and his colleagues for their quick intervention and for inviting the labour leaders to get first-hand information from them. He added that labour is ready to return to negotiating table with the federal government.

Wabba lamented that while negotiations were still ongoing concerning the increase in electricity tariff, government went further to increase the price of the PMS from N86.50 to N145.

He denied media reports that the Labour leaders had walked out on the Government during their meeting aimed at averting the strike. He said: “We told the Senate President that at no point have labour leaders walked out on government. The facts and the issues presented and the position of government were made known to us and we did not actually agree.

“The government during the dialogue requested that we should excuse them. We have not at any point walked out on government. We will continue to dialogue because we are doing this in the best interest of the working class and a larger majority of Nigeria citizens.”

•Photo shows Senate President Saraki.

Source News Express

Posted 20/05/2016 12:45:04 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Akwa Ibom adopts International Public Accounting Standard

Yudala rewards lucky customer with brand new Kia...

Suicide bomber kills worshippers inside Borno mosque

Irate protesters chase away visiting president

APC holding national convention with looted funds –...

Obama, other world leaders mourn famous novelist Gabriel...

NDIC advocates effective judicial process to enhance financial...

Restructure Nigeria into 6 regions — Tunde Bakare...

8,000 whistle blowers partner FG in war against...

Anti-Open Grazing Law: Herdsmen ready to vacate Benue...

Enugu boosts local policing, approves N100m for Neighbourhood...

IPOB knocks Buhari, Tinubu, others over revolution protest...

 

Latest News 2023: 45 political parties vote for Igbo President Why blackout persists despite strike suspension ― TCN Disobedience to court order, recipe for lawlessness, chaos — Sultan Driver’s mistake responsible for accident that claimed 28 lives in Bauchi ― FRSC Boko Haram video: Nigerian Army lied, says IPOB APC factional rally: Steer clear of Edo, EYV warns Oshiomhole •Urges Buhari to call him to order BBA leadership accused of forgery, perpetuation plot Bill to check discrimination against female Police officers scales second reading in Senate Troops engage suspected armed robbers in gun battle in Benue Court remands APC stalwart for false accusations against Governor Oraifite mayhem: ADF condemns Police brutality, calls for judicial panel of inquiry Nigerian Air Force confirms killing 30 Boko Haram militants

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (571,807 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (456,597 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (406,536 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,520 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (307,868 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (292,221 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,340 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (260,430 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,870 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,381 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (204,057 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,405 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (112) Business & Economy (4,620) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,157) Complaints & Requests (98) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (718) Features (855) Global Business Monitor (498) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,322) Interview (219) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (178) Maggie's Blog (514) News (55,183) Opinion (1,440) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,885) Religion (1,133) Sports (2,255) Stock Watch (41) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera