The Federal Government of Nigeria is meeting with Labour leaders in a last minute move to avert the planned nationwide strike set for 3rd of October.
The meeting is taking place in the Conference Room of the office of the Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu at the State House, Abuja.
A meeting between both parties which was scheduled to hold last Friday had failed as representatives of the Labour unions refused to show up.
Attending this meeting are the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, Ministers of Labour & Employment, Simon Lalong, Finance, Wale Edun, Humanitarian Affairs, Betta Edu, Budget and National Planning, Atiku Bagudu and other top government officials.
The meeting is also being attended by the NLC President and Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) alongside other executive members.
The two Labour centres announced the strike action after a joint press conference last week Tuesday in Abuja. They said the strike was a result of the federal government refusing to engage in a meaningful and constructive dialogue with them despite the 21-day ultimatum and the subsequent two-day warning strike of September 5 and 6 following the hardship caused by the removal of fuel subsidy.