TUC Ultimatum to The President To Rescind Tariffs Is Misplaced, Says Ngige – VOICE OF THE EAST


Minister of
Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has dismissed the seven-day ultimatum
issued by the Trade Union Congress to Federal Government to reverse the recent
hikes in fuel and electricity prices.

The Minister
said this to journalists after the week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC)
meeting on Wednesday presided by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock
Villa, Abuja.

On the ultimatum and industrial action threats by the TUC, the minister commented, saying that the ultimatum is misplaced because it was addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari which goes against labour laws.

 “The TUC issue, the seven-day ultimatum was misplaced because they were writing the President and issuing an ultimatum to him. The President is not recognised by ILO.

“The competent
authority for this nature of dispute in Nigeria resides in the man who oversees
them, which is whoever is the Minister of Labour and Employment,” he said.

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