The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC has entered into an agreement with the Federal government on electricity tariff and the planned industrial strike has been suspended.
This agreement according to the Minister of Labour and employment (State) Festus Keyamo also includes the suspension of the new electricity tariff hike for two weeks.
Keyamo announced this agreement in a tweet. He noted that the agreement had been reached at 2:53 am and the government also promised to roll out palliative in two weeks.
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The NLC had earlier fixed 28th of September as the beginning of its strike over fuel increment and electricity tariff hike. The Labour union also announced a negotiation meeting with the federal government.
“FG & LABOUR reached agreement at 2:53am. Deregulation to stay as Govt rolls out palliatives for labour (details in 2 weeks); Electricity tariffs suspended by Govt for 2 weeks with a joint Committee headed by @fkeyamo to examine the justification for the new policy. Strike suspended.”
The details of the agreement can be seen HERE: