The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have taken a significant step by suspending the ongoing strike, according to the PUNCH.
This decision came after the intervention of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.
During a meeting that commenced shortly after 7 pm and lasted for nearly an hour, various affiliates and state chapters reviewed the outcomes of discussions held between the organized labor leaders and Ribadu.
Tommy Etim, the National Deputy Vice-President of the TUC, confirmed this development in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja.
“We have suspended the strike based on our trust in the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, who gave us his word,” Etim stated.
Earlier in the day, labor leaders met with Ribadu and the Minister of Labor, Simon Lalong, at the Office of the NSA. Notably, the NSA had announced the arrest of individuals responsible for the brutalization of Joe Ajaero, the National President of the organized labor.
The strike action was initiated in protest against the alleged mistreatment of Ajaero and the government’s failure to effectively implement certain agreements reached on October 2, 2023.