It was learnt that there was a crucial meeting between the Federal government and the leadership of organised labour in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the

Federation on Monday to trash out the present issue of the increased fuel price that has gone from N86 and N86.50k to N145.

 The organized labour and the civil society had on Saturday told the Federal government that it has till midnight on Tuesday to go back on the former fuel price or risk an indefinite national strike.

The notice of the strike was given in a joint communiqué issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress after the meeting.

According to the General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson,said the only thing that will make the strike not to hold is the reversal to the former prize the 46 per cent increase in electricity tariff.

He also made it known that organized labour and the Federal government will have their first meeting on Monday by 3pm.

He said, “I have received a text message inviting us to a meeting tomorrow (Monday) at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and we will attend.

‘‘We will attend those meetings but the notice given is not conditional to our action.  It is conditional on the reversal of the hike in the price of petroleum and the hike in electricity tariff.

“But we are saying that is not what is crucial; what is crucial is that we will mobilise unless there is reversal. If there is no reversal, we will meet on the streets.”