The Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended the indefinite strike that has been on for days in protest of the new increase in pump price of petrol from N86 and N86.50k to N145.

The Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended the indefinite strike that has been on for days in protest of the new increase in pump price of petrol from N86 and N86.50k to N145.

The Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended the indefinite strike that has been on for days in protest of the new increase in pump price of petrol from N86 and N86.50k to N145.

 The suspension of the strike was as a result of the emergency meeting of the NLC, National Executive Committee in Abuja on Sunday.

There was also a resolution from NEC to start another negotiation with the government on the increase in electricity tariff and the 45 per cent increase in the pump price of petrol.

Mr. Ayuba Wabba, the President of the NLC did not reveal the date they will resume talks with the government over the two controversial issues as the communiqué he jointly signed with the General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson was silent on it.

He furthered that the reason NLC suspended the strike actions was not because of the comments made by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige but because of the intervention of some stakeholders in the country especially the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu .

In his words, “We said we have suspended due to the intervention of those who had intervened. It is left for them to invite and create a platform to discuss that.

“It is not the Minister of Labour we are talking about, my friend; we are talking about the leaders of the party who came to the NLC secretariat.

“Or do you think we should just sweep that under the carpet; we cannot sweep all that under the carpet. So, when we are talking about people who intervened, we should look at the fact that they have also shown concern on the issue.”

 

 

 

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