The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has convened an emergency meeting aimed at brokering peace between the Nigeria Labour Congress and the federal government over the ongoing nationwide strike, his office has said.
Bamikole Omisore, Mr. Saraki’s spokesperson, wrote on his Twitter page on Thursday that the Senate President, alongside other principal officers of the upper chamber were meeting with officials of the NLC.
“Leadership of Nigerian Senate is now in a meeting with Nigerian Labour Congress to broker peace between labour and government on fuel price deregulation,” Mr. Omisore tweeted.
“Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is meeting with both factions of NLC. Comrade Wabba, Issa Aremu, Honourable Ekwe, Dr. Ozo-Eson, Comrade Adeyemi, Dr Fashina and others,” Mr. Omisore tweeted.
In a text message to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Omisore said senators present at the meeting include, Francis Alimikena, Suleiman Nasif, Kabir Gaya, Joshua Lidani and Mao Ohuabunwa.
The NLC had commenced a nationwide strike on Wednesday.