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Fuel Price Hike FG to meet with labour leaders

The government will reportedly attempt to discourage the unions from going on strike over the fuel price increase.

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The Federal Government is set to meet with labour leaders in the country over the recent hike in the price of fuel, reports say.

The meeting is expected to hold in Abuja today, May 16, 2016, according to Daily Trust.

The government will reportedly attempt to discourage the unions from going on strike over the fuel price increase.

The labour leaders had earlier warned the government to either reverse the action or face a shutdown of the country on Wednesday, May 18.

The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba has confirmed the development.

Meanwhile, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that the government had no choice but to hike the price of fuel.

Petrol is now expected to sell at N145 due to the removal of fuel subsidy.

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