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  • Updated: June 05, 2023

Subsidy Removal: FG Asked To Revert To Old 194 Per Litre Petrol Price

Subsidy Removal: FG Asked To Revert To Old 194 Per Litre Pet

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has asked the federal government to revert to the old petrol price of N194 per litre amid negotiations over the recent hike in prices occasioned by the fuel subsidy removal.

The federal government was also urged to increase the minimum wage to cushion the effect of the petrol subsidy removal.

TUC's demands were disclosed at the reconvened meeting with the government which took place at the State House in Abuja on Sunday evening.

The union further requested tax holidays for categories of people as well as revert to the status quo as negotiations continue.

While addressing journalists after the convergence, the spokesman for the government’s delegation to the meeting, Dele Alake, stated that most of the demands “are not impracticable”.

He said the demands would be presented to President Bola Tinubu and the latter's decision would be communicated to labour leaders at another negotiation fixed for Tuesday.

Despite the absence of the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Alake said disclosed that negotiations would continue with all labour unions and stakeholders.

“But those demands we can announce to Nigerians that a lot of the items on the list are not impracticable.

“What we need to do is to study the numbers very well.

“Then, we have asked the TUC to also give us a leeway to consult very exhaustively and reconvene on Tuesday to actually look at the numbers, viability, and practicability of all the items that have been presented to us”, he stated.

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