As the country gears toward the planned indefinite strike action of the Nigerian Labour Congress, the National Economic Council (NEC) has urged the labour unions to shelve its planned strike action.
Making this plea while briefing State House Correspondents shortly after the NEC meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Plateau governor begged the labour union to be patient with the President Tinubu-led government.
The welfare of Nigerian workers would be one of the topics President Bola Tinubu would address in his first Independence Day broadcast to Nigerians on Sunday, Mutfwang revealed.
Two days prior, the NLC and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) leaders announced that an indefinite strike would begin on Tuesday, October 3.
The unions also requested on Tuesday that their state chapters organise for nationwide protests.
News About Nigeria recalls that the President Bola Tinubu-led government had on assumption of office immediately removed fuel subsidy that saw the pump price of fuel jump from about N180 per litre to over N600 which it currently sells.
In response to the hardship experienced by Nigerians as a result of the removal of the fuel subsidy, the President Tinubu-led government promised to offer palliative measures in addition to other things to lessen the impact of the recent removal of the fuel subsidy.
However, despite the President Tinubu-led government’s sporadic efforts to distribute palliatives, the labour union wants the government to fully honour the promises it made when it stopped providing fuel subsidies hence the reason for its decision to embark on an indefinite strike action next Tuesday.