Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has come out to say he is happy with the outcome of the negotiation with Organised Labour that led to the suspension of a protest in the state.
He recently revealed that he is satisfied with how the negotiation left opposition parties disappointed.
According to him, all the issues on the ground were mere misunderstandings and he is glad that everyone’s position is now understood.
He added that he will always stand against all kinds of conflict that will disrupt the peace in Rivers State.
His words, “All the issues were mere understandings and now that they have understood our position, they said they have to suspend the protest.
“So for me, I am happy that there was nothing like conflict. At the end of the day, those of them who were thinking that Rivers State will be shut down were highly disappointed.”
President of Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba added that “Parties agreed to sign the agreement on the implementation of the new minimum wage and consequential adjustments.
“The Rivers government built state NLC Secretariat sealed for structural defects will be immediately unsealed while the government continues with the correction work if any.
“Rivers government shall immediately restore remittance of check-off dues and pay all outstanding arrears to the respective labour unions.
“State Government commits to payment of salaries withheld from health workers due to 2017 strike action. Organised labour agreed to immediately suspend the planned protest scheduled for September 8, 2020.
“Parties to set up a Tripartite Committee to resolve all outstanding issues including adjustment of pensions in line with the constitution and payment of pension and gratuity, take steps to discontinue all ongoing litigation about the disputed matters.”