The decision was reached during the National Executive Council meeting of the Congress.
Hakeem Ambali, the NLC’s national treasurer, conveyed the news succinctly in a message to our correspondent on Thursday morning, stating, “Protest suspended due to the Senate intervention and meeting with President Tinubu yesternight.”
The NLC protest, which took place across the nation, including the Federal Capital Territory, had prompted an emergency meeting between President Tinubu and the labor leaders.
Initially, the NLC had asserted that it would only suspend its strike after witnessing genuine commitment from the government. This stance was evident during the Wednesday protest in Abuja when agitated demonstrators forcefully removed the gates of the National Assembly in an attempt to gain access to meet with the lawmakers.
Following the meeting with President Tinubu, NLC President Joe Ajaero announced that the President had made significant commitments to address the concerns raised by the labor center.
The NLC is now expected to provide a comprehensive briefing to the public shortly, outlining the outcomes of the discussions and the reasons behind the suspension of the planned strike.