The National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has announced the suspension of the ongoing nationwide strike, effective immediately.
The decision to suspend the strike was taken following the intervention of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, who met with labour leaders earlier on Wednesday.
The labor unions have agreed to suspend the strike based on Ribadu’s assurances to address their concerns, including the alleged brutalization of NLC President Joe Ajaero and the government’s failure to implement agreements reached earlier this year.
“The NEC of the NLC and the TUC have suspended the strike. We did this based on our trust for the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, who gave us his words,” said Tommy Etim, National Deputy Vice-President of the TUC.
The labour unions are expected to monitor the government’s progress in addressing their demands and will resume the strike if they are not satisfied with the outcome.
The suspension of the strike comes as a relief to many Nigerians who have been affected by the ongoing industrial action. The strike has caused significant disruptions to the economy, with many businesses forced to close and essential services impacted.
The labour unions have expressed their hope that the government will take their concerns seriously and work towards a swift resolution to the issues at hand.