In a move to avert a nationwide strike by organised labour and its civil society allies over the N145 per litre new pump price of petrol, the Federal Government has invited labour leaders in the country for a meeting today at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
It was gathered that the meeting will take place 10 am.
The General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Peter Ozo-Eson, while speaking to Punch Newspaper on Sunday, May 15 revealed that the Ministry of Labour has invited the NLC for a meeting at the office of the Secretary-General of the Federation.
Ozo-Eson said while the NLC will honour the meeting, the only thing that could stop the planned strike action is a reversal of the hiked price of fuel and the 46 per cent increase in electricity tariff.
The leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, their counterparts in Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, and civil society allies had on Saturday, given government up till midnight tomorrow to reverse the pump price to the pre-Wednesday, May 11 rate of N86.50 or face a nationwide strike and street protests.
House of Representatives will also, today, hold a special plenary and take a position on the recent increase in price of petrol.