Saraki, NLC President in crucial meeting over anti-fuel price hike protests 

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki, has reportedly met with Ayuba Waaba, over the lingering protests by the union workers in the country.

Trouble began on May 11, after the announcement by the minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, that the federal government had decided to remove fuel subsidy.

This, coupled with the deregulation of the oil sector, meant that the fuel pump price rose from the official N87 to N145 per litre, a situation which Nigerians have reacted angrily to.

According to reports, the meeting between both parties which was held on Thursday evening was to find a lasting solution to the agitations of the labour union workers, who have vowed not to get back to work until the fuel pump price of petrol is reversed to its former price.

Bankole Omisore, the spokesperson of the Senate president, informed that senators present at the meeting include, Francis Alimikena, Suleiman Nasif, Kabir Gaya, Joshua Lidani and Mao Ohuabunwa.

The labour unions were led by NLC president, Comrade Wabba, and although our correspondent could not ascertain the outcome of the meeting, the labour union leaders have remained adamant on continuing with the industrial action which is in its third day.

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