Forty-eight hours after President Muhammadu Buhari expressed interest to parley with the Labor society, his Minister of Labor, Dr. Chris Ngige has fixed Tuesday for the ‘jaw jaw’ to nip in the bud a proposed show down promised by the labor class.
Dr. Ngige after meeting with President Buhari said they will discuss the recent hike in the price of petrol and electricity tariffs and the labor people will be shown the entire records of finance of government.
According to Ngige, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), all institutions handling the finances of the government and their affiliates would be present at the meeting.
“The invitation is going out to them this afternoon (yesterday) – to the Nigeria Labor Congress, the Trade Union Congress and their affiliates or supporters and friends in the civil society organizations.
“At the meeting, government finances, challenges and everything will be laid bare on the table. Their own fears and what they think is also good for the Nigerian people, especially the workers, they will also table it so that we look at it,” he said.
The Labor groups are currently fine tuning their strategy to unleash on the federal government the grandmother of all protests over the fuel and electricity price hike.