Nationwide Suspend by The NLC and TUC
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The nationwide strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, as a result of the assault on Comrade Joe Ajaero in Imo State, has been suspended.
The strike was called off after an emergency joint National Executive Council, NEC, meeting with the leaders of NLC and TUC last night in Abuja.
A source at the meeting disclosed the information that the suspension was to pave the way for more negotiations on what caused the strike.
The source said the suspension was possible with the intervention of the Office of the National Security Adviser, NSA.
Recalled that the NSA yesterday said attackers of Ajaero have been arrested and the investigation is ongoing.
The source said, “He assured us that such acts of violence and misconduct would no longer be tolerated. We knew that the strike was biting the government very hard because today (Wednesday), was more effective than Tuesday and there were signs that tomorrow (today), would have been more effective as more unions had joined.
“So, they (government) did not want it to continue because like they said, it is worsening the already fragile economy, among others, and national security.
“On our part, we faulted the labour minister who was in attendance, alongside the minister of state for labour, for not apprehending the strike. We made him understand that if he had intervened, probably we would not have got to this stage,” the statement in parts.