Labour Suspends Planned Nationwide Strike, As FG Sets Up Implementation C’mtte
The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has suspended today’s planned nationwide protest and strike against the hike in the pump price of petrol and electricty tariff.
This followed an agreement reached on the roadmap for addressing the teething problems in the nation’s electricity and the power sectors within the next two weeks.
Accordingly, a committee comprising labour representatives and government has been constituted to work out technical details for the implementation of the agreement within the next two weeks.
Also based on the agreement, the electricity tariff hike as announced on the first of this month has been reversed for the next two weeks to give way for massive supply of prepaid metres for electricity consumers and for the committee to work with Discos to end estimated billings across the country.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting, NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and his TUC counterpart, Comrade Quadri Olayele explained that the aim of the planned protest was to get govt to ensure that its policies does not have negative economic impact on workers and the poor masses of Nigerians.
The leadership of NLC and TUC however maintained that they remain committed to follow up to ensure that the details of the agreement is implemented to the later within the two weeks, pointing out that they would not hesitate to call for a strike if Government failed to implement the agreement.