January 12, 2012 / 6:03 PM / 8 years ago

Nigerian president meets labour unions over strike

ABUJA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan entered a meeting with labour unions on Thursday, in an effort to end a strike over fuel prices that has paralysed the country and now threatens crude oil production.

A Reuters reporter saw a group of nine representatives of the main labour unions, who with massive public backing are on strike over the removal of a popular fuel subsidy, enter into a closed door meeting with Jonathan at the Presidency.

The oil union has threatened to shut down production from Sunday unless the government backs down. (Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Tim Cocks)

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