On Sunday, union representatives withdrew from a meeting with the federal government just five minutes after it began.
According to the president of the Trade Union Congress, Quadri Olaleye, on the meeting’s agenda were issues related to the rise in the price of fuel and electricity rates.
In his keynote address before the closed-door session, Olaleye accused the federal government of dishonesty, playing gallery, and poorly painting organized labor before officials and the public.
Representing the Nigerian Labor Congress was its Vice President, Najeem Yasin.
The federal government was attended by the Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, the Minister of State for Labor, Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timiprye Sylva, the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Agba and the Secretary of Government, Chief Mustapha.