Federal Government will meet with state governors and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday to find a solution to issue of right pricing for Premium Motor Spirit(PMS) in the country. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, said this while speaking with newsmen at the end of a meeting between the Federal Government and Organised Labour in Monday in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting is continuation of the series of meetings held in 2020 in a bid to persuade labour unions from embarking on industrial action over the increase in the price of petrol and electricity. Ngige said that the meeting with organised labour was peaceful and productive.
“As for the issue of the price of PMS, it is a work in progress. The governors are to discuss this on Thursday at the National Economic Council and hopefully there will be a way out of the situation,” he said. He also said that both sides have resolved to allow more time in order to look into ways of tinkering with the template for fixing domestic fuel price. Ngige said on the issue of electricity tariff that the report was well recieved by both sides and the committee was asked to continue further work on grey areas.
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