Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu has appealed to the organised labour to give him more time to look into their grievances rather than embark on an industrial action.
This was disclosed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas after he led the House leadership to brief the President on the outcome of their engagement with the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which has declared a nationwide strike action.
Abbas, after the meeting, told State House correspondents that Tinubu said he was new in office and needed time to evaluate the issues that were raised by the workers over which he had yet to be briefed.
He maintained that the purpose of the visit to the Presidential villa was to intimate the President of the progress made with the doctors association.
Recall that the leadership of the House of Representatives had invited the Association following their intention to go on strike, noting that the lawmakers succeeded in persuading the union to shelve the plan.
The Speaker also added that they used the visit to formally present the House leadership to the President as they had not met with him since they emerged as leaders.