Abuja - Labour leaders have rejected the opportunity to hold a meeting with the Federal Government today as oil workers yesterday held true to their word and went on a nationwide strike despite efforts by the government to stop the action, Vanguard reports.
Despite the frantic efforts by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngigi, workers began protesting to vent their many grievances such as a lack of a clear-cut direction on the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB and a lack of job opportunities.
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Labour leaders in a written statement to FG said that they would not be available for today's scheduled meeting, saying that they would be on available to meet on Monday.
The many recent public holidays were cited as a reason for the postponement of today's meeting with the Labour leaders saying that it wouldn't be advisable on such short notice.
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- News24 Nigeria