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16 September 2020

FG craves Labour’s collaboration for economic recovery from COVID-19.

Federal Government has solicited Organised Labour’s collaboration in the quest for socio-economic recovery from the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

At a bilateral meeting between the Federal Government and Organised Labour on Tuesday in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, emphasised the need for stakeholders to fashion out how the country would survive the COVID-19 era.

Ngige noted that the society was undergoing socio-economic transition due to upheals caused by the COVID-19 pandemic which had affected price stability and major means of production.

In a remark, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, noted that the recent hike in cost of fuel and electricity tariff had aggravated the economic hardship facing Nigerians.

Wabba said Nigerian workers, who had lost their jobs and means of livelihoods due to COVID-19 challenges, were being forced to make further sacrifices through an unbearable increase in prices of fuel and electricity tariff.

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