FG invites NLC for meeting


Bordering on the intended strike action in protest against fuel subsidy removal, the Federal Government has again invited the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, to a meeting.

The Director of Information, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, said this in a statement. The statement partly reads: “The Minister of Labour and Employment Simon Bako Lalong has again invited the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC for another meeting over its planned indefinite strike.

“The Minister who directed the Department of Trade Unions, Services, and Industrial Relations to convene a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, for Monday, September 18, 2023, said it was important that the unions sit with government to resolve all pending matters to avert further disruption to the economy.

“According to the Minister, the administration of President Bola Tinubu will always engage the organised labour and respond to its concerns after due consultation and negotiations in order to guarantee industrial harmony which is critical to the attainment of the Renewed Hope Agenda.”

This invitation by the government to NLC came days after the congress’ two-day warning strike ended. It came after they shunned a meeting invitation with the FG and embarked on the strike over increased hardship and suffering across the country, which they believed was caused by the removal of fuel subsidy.

The NLC notified the nation of the planned two-day warning strike to protest the excruciating mass suffering and impoverishment experienced by many people all around the country, and threatened a total and indefinite shutdown of the economy within 14 or 21 working days if government did not take steps to address the hardship being experienced across the country.








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