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Senate moves to end Labour/ FG face off over fuel hike


Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

PHOTO: Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu 

Senate on Wednesday ordered its standing  committee on Labour to constantly interface with the Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress team currently on the negotiation table over the hike in fuel price.

The decision was taken after a closed door session which lasted for 35 minute  presided over by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.

The committee on labour, headed by Senator Mohammed Nasif, was specifically directed to commence immediate dialogue with the negotiating team to ensure an early resolution of the crisis.

Ekweremadu, while reading the resolution of the Senate said, “The Senate in a closed- session deliberated on the nationwide strike by labour and the ways of resolving the issues to avoid untold hardships to Nigerians.

“We also mandated the committee on Labour under the chairmanship of Mohammed Nasif to continue to interface with both government and labour for an early resolutions of all the matters. ”

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