Abuja - The price hike had pitted the government against organised labour, as a faction of the Nigerian Labour Congress led by Mr. Ayuba Wabba, vehemently opposed it, Reported Punch.
The group who called for an indefinite nationwide strike on Wednesday, though other labour groups, including the Trade Union Congress pulled out.
According to Vanguard, The Stand Up Nigeria (SUN), a coalition of 50 other civil society organizations has commended Nigerian workers for shunning the strike being called upon by a faction of NLC, describing it as a needless venture that was arranged to service the interest of a few minority.
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An ad hoc committee chaired by the Chief Whip of the House, Mr. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, was mandated to interface with labour leaders.
The committee presented an interim report to the House on Wednesday, which was adopted wholesale by lawmakers.
In adopting the report, the House said it was in support of the price hike.
It added that it “overwhelmingly expressed solidarity towards deregulation of the downstream sector of the oil industry in the greater interest of the Nigerian economy and posterity.”
- News24 Nigeria