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The government will be meeting with labour unions Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress to try and avert a crippling strike scheduled for September 28, 2020. The unions, together with their civil society allies, are calling the strike to compel the government to reverse the recent rise in the price of petrol and electricity tariffs. The economy has seen the huge impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on price of oil, Nigeria’s main source of income. President Muhammadu Buhari is resolute that the increase in the petrol price, as well as the removal of the fuel subsidy, will remain in place.

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Challenges facing Nigerians are increases in petrol price, electricity and food price hikes