The Nigeria Labour Congress’s National Executive Council is currently holding an emergency meeting to discuss the suspension of their strike action.
A reputable source at the ongoing conference in Abuja confirmed this to the media on Thursday morning.
He claims that the Union’s leaders are already debating whether or not to call off the strike as a result of their meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday.
To declare that we have called off the strike would be premature. He told our correspondent, “We are meeting to consider that option.”
It will take a few hours, he said, before information on the meeting is released.
According to Infostride News, NLC staged a statewide demonstration in an effort to get the government to roll back its decision to eliminate gasoline subsidies and to increase wages for workers.
The union bosses called off further strike action after meeting with Tinubu at the Villa.
Dele Alake, Tinubu’s spokesman, released a statement on his behalf on Wednesday night, promising to address workers’ concerns.
As of August 2, 2023, NLC members were expected to go on strike across the country.
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