President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governors would meet on Thursday to debate the current fuel price.

According to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, the Federal Government had a meeting with the organized labour at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Sunday.

Ngige explained that the T after assessing the report of the Technical Committee on Premium Motor Spirit Pricing Framework.

The minister said, “The labour side saw that they were making some points and like I said, it is work in progress. Governors are going to discuss this on Thursday.

“They have discussed this at the National Economic Council and so, everybody is involved because we find ourselves in dire straits. There is no money for subsidy.

“The NNPC has explained: What they are doing is import- dependent. Deregulation is import-dependent but they are doing bulk purchasing. So, they can get discounts.”

The minister also disclosed that the next meeting between the FG and the labour union would be held in April to allow the two standing committees end their work.

The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and the TUC leader, Quadri Olaleye represented the organized labour at the meeting.

In another development, not less than 108 workers employed by a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, were sacked by the administration of the current governor, Hope Uzodinma.

The workers, who were previously employed under the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, were illegally employed according to a report tendered by the Romanus Ezeogu-led Committee.

 

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