The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Monday resumed their negotiation meeting with the Federal Government team at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
They are meeting as the Presidential Steering Committee on Palliatives, following the recent removal of petrol subsidy by the government, which caused higher prices of patrol and more hardship on Nigerians.
The labour unions had stormed out of the last 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.
Present at Monday’s meeting were President of the NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero, his counterpart from TUC, Festus Osifo, the General Secretary of NLC, Comrade Emma Ugbaja, the TUC Secretary, Nuhu Toro and other members of the organised labour delegation, including Prof. Sam Amadi.
From the side of government are the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Kachollom Daju, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, Mele Kyari and the Special Adviser to the President on Energy, Olu Verheijen among others.