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October 1st Deadline Looms as Government and NLC Leaders Prepare to Meet



Nigeria Labour Congress

To avert the looming nationwide indefinite strike organized by labor unions, the Federal Government has extended an invitation to labor leaders for further discussions today, October 1, at 2 p.m., News About Nigeria reports.

The emergency meeting is scheduled to take place at the State House in Abuja.

The previously planned government labor meeting at the State House on September 29 was canceled due to the absence of organized labor representatives.

In a memorandum issued by Emmanuel Igbinosun, the Director of Trade Union Services and Industrial Relations, on behalf of the Minister, and addressed to the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, the meeting has been rescheduled to convene in the Chief of Staff’s Conference Room at the State House.

The statement reads, “Further to my earlier correspondence on the above subject, I once again bring greetings from the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment.

“I am directed to invite the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for a meeting with the Government on the above subject scheduled as follows; Date:- Sunday, October 1st, 2023; Time:- 2 pm; Venue:- Aso Villa Conference Room of the office of the Chief of Staff to Mr President.

“Please be assured as always of the kind regards of the Hon. Minister of Labour & Employment.”

The meeting is expected to be attended by the national leadership of both the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress.

Representing the government at the meeting will be the Chief of Staff to the President, Honorable Femi Gbajabiamila, along with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Honorable Simon Lalong, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Honorable Nkiruka Onyejeocha, and several other prominent government officials.

More details will be provided shortly…