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Wabb-Led NLC Suspends Nationwide Strike

Ayuba Wabba

The Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended the indefinite strike it called to protest the increase in the pump price of petrol from N86 and N86.50k to N145.

The decision to suspend the strike was taken at an emergency meeting of the NLC National Executive Committee in Abuja on Sunday.

The NEC also resolved to resume negotiation with the government on the issue of the increase in electricity tariff and the 45 per cent increase in the pump price of petrol.

The President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, who read the communique of the meeting to the newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, did not give a specific date for the expected talks with the government on the two contentious issues.

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The communique he jointly signed with the General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, was silent on the date for the commencement of the negotiation.

Wabba said the NLC had to suspend the strike because of the intervention of prominent Nigerians, especially the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and others.

“The Congress urges the government to play by the rules in its engagement with its constituent parts, stakeholders and non-state actors as proof of its commitment to deepening our democracy and also in acknowledgment of the well-worn credo that what goes around, comes around.”


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