Nigerian Labour Unions Suspend Planned Strike.

Nigerian Labour unions have suspended the planned strike to commence Monday 28th of September 2020. The decision was made after a meeting with the Federal government. The meeting started 8.30pm Sunday, 27th September, and lasted into the early hours of Monday morning, September 28th.

The federal government agreed to suspend the hike in electricity tariff temporarily until a detailed analysis of the electricity supply and distribution system is made.

On petrol, it was deliberated that there was urgent need to increase the local refining capacity of the nation to reduce the overdependency on importation of petroleum products.

It was also resolved that tax on minimum wage be removed as a way of cushioning the impacts of the policy on the lowest vulnerable.

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