Governors of the 36 states have appealed to the organised labour to shelve the industrial action planned to commence on Monday to protest the hike in prices of petrol and electricity. The Governors rose from an emergency meeting held Thursday on the issue with a resolution to set up a committee to liaise with the Federal Government and labour on how to work out a middle ground over the disagreement created by the price increases.
Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the aegis of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Friday cautioned the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), over their resolve to embark on industrial action to protest the total removal of subsidy on petrol and electricity and the attendant hike in the price of the commodities.
The 36 state governors are to hold an emergency meeting over the threat by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on an industrial action to demand that the Federal Government rescinds its decision on the recent hike in the prices of petroleum products and electricity.
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have expressed concern that low testing for COVID-19 in some states will hamper the reopening of schools, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps and the holding of elections.
Governors under of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) are partnering the World Bank which would provide technical assistance to states for updating the records of properties that have electricity connections in Urban Areas by of at least 50 per cent, by June 30, 2021.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has resolved to retain till next year the tax relief measures put in place in states for individuals and businesses to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.