Labour calls off national strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, on Wednesday evening suspended the strike which started Tuesday after a meeting with the Federal Government.

The government delegation led by the NSA, Nuhu Ribadu included the Minister of Labour, Simon Lalong and the Minister of State, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, among others.

After the meeting, Lalong told newsmen that the team appealed to the labour leaders to reconsider the strike in the collective interest of the nation.

President of the TUC, Festus Osifo said that the delegaiton had heard the government delegation but that the delegates would go back to brief the two central labour bodies – NLC and TUC.

Following the consultations among the NLC and TUC executives, it was resolved that the strike should be called off.

The strike had lasted for two days.

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