Nigeria’s federal government is making last minute moves to prevent the Nigeria Labour Congress’ NLC warning strike set for Tuesday and Wednesday. The Federal Government says it is keen to have a meeting with the labour today.
But the labour union has vowed to go ahead with the two-day warning strike. It however says that the door to negotiations with the government is still open.
Labour also slammed the government for breaking its previous promises.
The NLC had in a communiqué jointly signed by its President, Joe Ajaero, and National Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, on Friday said the decision to go on nationwide strike followed the failure of the President Bola Tinubu-led government to dialogue with organised labour on efforts to cushion the effects of the removal of petrol subsidy on the “poor masses”.
The union accused the Federal Government of abandoning negotiations and failing to implement some of the resolutions from previous engagements with the government.
State chapters of the NLC are already putting finishing touches to activate the strike.