The Federal Government on Monday appealed to organised labour led by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), to suspend it’s planned two day warning strike scheduled to commence on Tuesday, September 5.
The government promised to attend to the contending issues holistically if given some time to settle into office.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong who briefed newsmen on Monday in Abuja, noted that although the ministry was yet to get a notification of the planned strike as required by law from the NLC, the ministry would be having a meeting with the labour leaders by 3pm Monday, with a hope to apprehend the planned strike action.
Lalong said, “It has become pertinent to appeal to the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to suspend its intended two-day warning strike, as such action would be detrimental to the gains already being recorded on our course to securing a greater future for Nigerian workers and citizens at large.
Expressing worry that the planned action would reverse the gains already made, the minister who promised never to take labour and Nigerians workers for granted, maintained that the federal government has already initiated some actions to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal and was willing to find solutions to the challenges confronting Nigerians as a result of it’s policies.