Govt sets up technical Committee on fuel price hike

02 June 2016, Abuja – Following the recent agreement reached with organized labour with regards to the hike in the pump price of fuel, the Federal Government has constituted a Technical Committee to look into labour’s grievances arising from the price hike.

*Dr. Chris Ngige, Nigeria's minister of Labour & Employment.

*Dr. Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s minister of Labour & Employment.

The committee is also to examine other consequential and/or ancillary matters thereon. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir Lawal disclosed this in a late-evening statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

The statement was signed on his behalf by the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, in the OSGF, Mohammed Bukar.

The Committee is made up of members from both labour and the government. From the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, the members of the committee are Peters Adeyemi, Amaechi Asugwuni, Ibrahim Khaleel, Igwe Achese and Segun Efan.

Those drawn from the Trade Union Congress TUC are Augustine Etafo, Alade Bashir Lawal and Abdullahi Sale.

On the side of government are the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige who would serve as the chairman of the committee.

Others are the Minister of state for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, his counterpart in Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi as well as Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Chief R. O. Egbule.

Other members are representative of Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, representative of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Prof. Adamu Kyuka Usman who would serve as Secretary.

According to the statement, the Committee will be inaugurated by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation today.


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