Labour backtracks, suspends strike


Barely 24 hours after embarking on nationwide protests against the removal of fuel subsidy, the organised labour has suspended its proposed strike action.

The President of Trade Union Congress, Festus Osifo made this known during a live television interview on Thursday morning.

He said the Labour leaders who had earlier met with President Bola Tinubu extracted some commitments to some of the issues raised during the meeting for immediate implementation.

He explained that the suspension of the strike was based on this.

In a press release issued on Tuesday, the Nigeria Labour Congress had announced that it would proceed with the nationwide mass protest as initially planned, following a meeting with the Federal Government.

The NLC President, Joe Ajaero noted that the outcome of the meeting with the government did not yield positive changes or concessions that would alter their course of action.

They stressed that they remained steadfast in their commitment to representing the Nigerian workers’ and people’s interests and desires.