The Joint National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has officially suspended the ongoing strike. This decision comes in the wake of various concerns, including the physical assault on NLC President Joe Ajaero, among other unresolved issues.
The breakthrough in the deadlock was attributed to the intervention of the Federal Government, specifically through the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA). The government’s involvement played a pivotal role in facilitating a resolution and bringing an end to the industrial action.
While the strike has been temporarily halted, discussions on the broader spectrum of labour demands are set to persist. The decision to suspend the strike aims to create a conducive atmosphere for further negotiations between the labour unions and the government.
This development will undoubtedly be closely monitored by stakeholders, as both parties navigate the path towards finding a comprehensive and amicable resolution to the lingering issues.