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The Federal Government and Organised Labour have slated December 7, 2020, to reconvene in a bid to continue their dialogue over the increase in fuel price as well as the proposed electricity tariff adjustment. This was made known by Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment during a media briefing on Thursday at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.

Ngige said the Labour made clear their request for the reversal of the recently increased fuel price, adding that the meeting was adjourned for next week, allowing the government to consult on the matter.

"By Monday, December 7, we will come back, because the message from the organised labour is clear. They want a reversal of the pump price to what it was. So, the government side will take it back to our principals," Ngige said.

"Even though the government is not fixing the price of PMS anymore because it is deregulated, it is part of the economy. So, the government side will consult anybody that needs to be consulted.

"We will consult the President as the Minister of Petroleum and then, the Economic Management team because funds are involved," the minister added.

Speaking on the proposed electricity tariff adjustment, the minister said a committee headed by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has been established to address the issue.

“Everybody is happy with the situation in the electricity industry for now because there is a committee working on it, headed by Minister of State for Labour and Employment,” Ngige said.