Edo State Governor, Adams Oshoimhole has been drafted to join the Federal Government team seeking to dialogue with organized labour union over its impending industrial action.
The Federal Government had last week hiked the pump price of petrol from N86.50 to N145, a development that has generate nationwide reactions.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and other unions have threatened to embark on strike if government fails to revert to the former pump price before Tuesday.
To resolve the impasse, Oshiomhole, who was a former president of NLC, met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
He was accompanied by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige.
The duo left the Villa on Monday afternoon for a meeting with the unions’ leaders at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).