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  •  HOME NEWS POLITICS METRO SPORT ENTERTAINMENT OPINION EDUCATION HEALTH INTERVIEW DAILY POST GHANA CONNECT WITH US      Daily Post Nigeria NEWS Bear with us, suspend nationwide strike – Nigerian govt Published   on  September 26, 2020 By  Fikayo Olowolagba  Nigerian government on Saturday appealed to labour union to suspend its planned nationwide strike over the increase in petrol price and electricity tariff. Recall the government and the organised labour, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), failed to reach an agreement on Thursday over the increase in petrol price and electricity tariffs in the country. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Saturday said the timing of the increase in the petroleum and power sectors was a necessary coincidence and not a plan by the government to increase the current economic realities of Nigerians. Lai Mohammed, addressing online publishers in Lagos. asked Nigerians to bear with the government at such a time, adding that more prosperous years are ahead. He mentioned that the deregulation of the petroleum sector will save the country trillions of Naira, which will then be used to provide modern infrastructures for the benefit of Nigerians. He said: “We wish to appeal to organize labour to shelve its planned strike, which can only bring more hardship to ordinary Nigerians. “The timing of these two necessary adjustments, , has raised some concerns among Nigerians and reinforced the false narrative that the government is insensitive to the plight of the citizens. This is a mere coincidence. First, the deregulation of PMS prices was announced on 18 March 2020, and the price modulation that took place at the beginning of this month was just part of the on-going monthly adjustments to global crude oil prices. “Also, the review of service-based electricity tariffs was scheduled to start at the beginning of July 2020 but was put on hold so that further studies and proper arrangements can be made. Like Mr. President said at the opening of the last Ministerial Retreat, this government is not insensitive to the current economic difficulties our people are going through and the very tough economic situation we face as a nation. We certainly will not inflict hardship on our people. But we are convinced that if we stay focused on our plans, brighter and more prosperous days will come soon. NEWS:  President Buhari under fire for allegedly authorizing presidential jet for aide's wedding “We thank Nigerians for their understanding, and wish to appeal to them to please bear with the government. The deregulation of the petroleum sector will save the country trillions of Naira, which can then be used to provide modern infrastructures for the benefit of the people. It will also spur investments in the petroleum industry, especially in the building of local refineries which will result in lower fuel prices. “Also, the service-based electricity tariff adjustment and the ongoing work by German company Siemens to boost power supply in Nigeria will help end the perennial power problem in the country. I remind you that under the three-phase Siemens deal, Nigerians will enjoy 7,000 megawatts of reliable power supply by the end of 2021 (phase 1), 11,000 megawatts by the end of 2023 (phase 2) and 25,000 megawatts in the third phase.” FG reveals how increase in petrol price will benefit Nigerians Petrol, electricity price hike: Nigerian textile workers to join nationwide strike Why petroleum marketers will not join planned strike - IPMAN Human rights group urges President Buhari to resign or reverse tariff increase JAF commences mass mobilization against fuel price, electricity tariff increments [PHOTOS] Declare strike over hike in fuel price, electricity tariff - SPN tells NLC, TUC     RELATED TOPICS:NIGERIANSTRIKE YOU MAY LIKE  Over unionisation killing Nigerian varsities – VC, Federal University, Oye  Labour ready for nationwide strike – NLC  Reps beg labour to shelve strike, offer palliatives      ADVERTISE   CONTACT US   DISCLAIMER   PRIVACY-POLICY   TERMS Copyright © Daily Post - Nigeria News
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  • alkali103 on 28 Sep '20 - 05:47am
    the government of the day are not doing well at all
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  • arin70 on 18 Oct '20 - 10:01pm
    Thanks for the information
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  • harribaba on 27 Sep '20 - 10:53pm
    Weldon thanks foe sharing
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  • sunday081 on 28 Sep '20 - 12:07am
    thanks for the update
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  • thompsonm4 on 28 Sep '20 - 03:01am
    hmm nice information
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  • ola1 on 28 Sep '20 - 06:32am
    thanks for the information
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  • chuksdy on 28 Sep '20 - 08:44am
    Settle them the strike will be suspended
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  • adeizaj on 28 Sep '20 - 08:57am
    thanks for the information
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  • cenzo on 28 Sep '20 - 09:31am
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  • yungicezcleff on 28 Sep '20 - 03:09pm
    thanks for the information
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  • hamzat on 28 Sep '20 - 06:34pm
    thanks for the update
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