Fuel Strike: Hope Of End To Strike As Tinubu, Aregbesola, NASS Delegates Meet With NLC LeadersFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, May 20th, 2016
ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A high level delegation of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and National Assembly (NASS) has met with the striking faction of Comrade Ayuba Waba-led Nigeria Labour Congress afternoon with the promise by the labour leader, (Waba) to look critically into the delegation’s demands.
Comrade Waba while reacting to the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and incumbent State of Osun Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, admitted that the duo captured aptly in their presentations, the concern of the labour, which he stressed bothered on welfare and meaningful life to common Nigerians, which he indicated informed the ongoing strike.
He said the Labour appreciated the visit of the delegation to its headquarters, but indicated that the movement was a democratic one, therefore would convey the party’s Chieftains to the appropriate levels of the body, promising that NLC would be considerate in its final decision.
Comrade Waba recalled that NLC has struggled in the past to have a progressive party in power as well as struggled with the progressives to have the present administration in place.
Earlier, Tinubu stressed that Nigerians including labour, needed to support the new pump price regime of N145 per litre due to sincerity of the government in power.
He insisted unlike the immediate past administration which promised but failed to cushion the effects of the last fuel subsidy removal in 2012, President Muhammadu Buhari he said is honest and a man of integrity, hence the reason why every Nigerian needs to his administration.
Meanwhile, a closed door meeting is ongoing between the delegation and NLC leadership inside the Labour House, specifically to take the parley to the level where the three day old indefinite strike will either be called off or suspended.
The request to meet behind the closed door was made by Asiwaju Tinubu.
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