BREAKING: Labour Suspends Nationwide Strike
Organized Labour has suspended nationwide strike and mass protests after meeting with the government in a meeting on Sunday which lasted till the early hours of Monday, September 28.
The meeting led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha had in attendance a committee comprising labour and government representatives.
We learned that they put the much-publicized indefinite nationwide strike and nationwide protests
to a halt after the Organised Labour and the Federal Government reached a consensus
during the last-minute meeting which ended around 2 a.m this morning.
The government has agreed to suspend the electricity tariff for two weeks while a committee will advise further.
According to reports, there was no logical decision on the deregulation of the downstream sector
as Labour insisted that the refineries should work with a commitment from Government in order to force down the price of Petroleum Products.
However, the strike may take place or impact activities on Monday because of the late agreement.
Recall that the Organised Labour in Lagos State has said they would shut all sectors from Monday.
Deputy Vice President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Amaechi Asogwuni who spoke at a news conference
on Sunday said airports, banks, and offices would not be allowed to function while appealing to Nigerians to join the protest.
According to sources at the last minute meeting with the government, despite the mid-night agreement, t
he impact of the strike would still be visible today as most workers already mobilized will not go to work.
“We all know that there is no way the effect will not last till noon. That would, however,
serve as a deterrent to the government from taking labour for a ride.
Rivers State did the same thing two weeks ago when we went to shut the state.
The government was calling for a meeting at the last minute, which to me was not good enough,” he said.
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