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Nigeria Labour Congress Suspends Strike

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, led by Mr. Ayuba Wabba, yesterday suspended its ongoing nationwide strike to force the Federal Government to reverse the N145 per litre pump price of petrol and resolved to resume negotiation with the government.
This came as the Joe Ajaero led faction assured that labour would engage the federal government to ensure there was a time frame for ending importation of refined petroleum products into the country.
Giving reasons for the suspension in a chat with journalists, Wabba said: “Let me also inform you that part of the decision is because of the intervention particularly of the leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu and the fact also that we are going back on the negotiation table.
We also thought that this was an opportunity to bring the things on the table. But we have remained consistent on our position.
” Earlier, at an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council, NEC, in Abuja, to review the protest, Wabba noted that the NEC reviewed the protest and its impact across the nation, the sacrifices of its members, response of the generality of Nigerians, government’s attitude and alleged brutality of the police in some states.
Source: Vanguard

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