Nigeria Govt, Labour Avert Crippling Strike

Talks between the government and organised labour to avert a nationwide strike have been successful and the strike has been called off. This follows a meeting between the government and the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress last week which ended in deadlock. The unions, together with their civil society allies, called the strike to compel the government to reverse the recent rise in the price of petrol and electricity tariffs. The economy has been affected by the huge impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on price of oil, Nigeria's main source of income. A timeline for the revamping of refineries and reducing the overdependence on the importing of petroleum products to ensure energy security were among the agreements reached. Reducing the cost of finished products, and increasing employment and business opportunities for Nigerians were also discussed.


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