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Nigeria’s Organised Labour Suspends Nationwide Strike

OSAS EMMANUEL

ABUJA, Nigeria – The organised labour under the aegis of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and Trade Union Congress (TUC), Wednesday night suspended the ongoing nationwide strike.

Rising for the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, the organised labour said the decision to suspend the strike followed the intervention by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu. 

Our correspondent gathered that the meeting which commenced at a few minutes past 7 pm lasted for close to one hour during which various affiliates and state chapters reviewed the outcome of the meeting held between the leaders of the organised labour and Ribadu.

According to the 1st Deputy President of TUC, Comrade Tommy Okon, who confirmed the suspension, said “The NEC of the NLC and the TUC have suspended the strike. We did this based on our trust for the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, who gave us his words,” he said.

Similarly, the General Secretary of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employee (AUPCTRE), Comrade Sikiru Waheed, also confirmed the development to journalists.

“Arising from the just concluded join NEC session of NLC and TUC to give consideration to the plea of Federal Government at a meeting held today at the office of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, the meeting resolved that the ongoing national Strike is hereby suspended. 

“The labor movement appreciates you all for your commitments towards the success of the industrial action. You are hereby directed to resume your official functions from tomorrow, (Thursday) November 16. Thank you.” 

The NLC/TUC strike began on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, to protest the attack on the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero.

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