Representatives of the federal government and the organised Labour have resumed talks on proffering solutions to the harsh conditions trailing fuel subsidy removal, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday evening.
The meeting, which is comprised of federal government team and the organised Labour, which is represented by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), is known as the The Presidential Steering Committee on Palliatives.
It would be recalled that the organised Labour stormed out of the meeting on Friday last week, claiming that there was no top government officials to negotiate with them.
The botched meeting was to take briefing from three subcommittees of mass transit, the CNG and cash transfer, which the government had proposed to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal.
The federal government’s representatives at the meeting are the Chief of Staff to the President, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; the Special Adviser to the President on Energy, Olu Verheijen; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Kachollom Daju; the Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari; among others.
On the organised Labour’s side are the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero; his counterpart from TUC, Festus Osifo; the General Secretary of NLC, Emma Ugbaja; the TUC Secretary, Nuhu Toro, and other members of the organised Labour delegation including, Prof. Sam Amadi.