Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has suspended the indefinite nationwide strike and mass protests after reaching a consensus with the Federal Government early this morning at a meeting between the two parties.
The strike which would have commenced today, Monday, September 28, is in protest against the hike in pump price of fuel and electricity tariff.
The government in a meeting which dragged until 2:53 a.m this morning and led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha had agreed to suspend the electricity tariff for two weeks while a committee comprising labour and government representatives will advise further.
The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo(SAN) confirmed the development in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle(@fkeyamo):
“FG & LABOUR reach agreement at 2:53am. Deregulation to stay as Govt rolls out palliatives for labour (details in 2 weeks); Electricity tariffs suspended by Govt for 2 weeks with a joint Committee headed by @fkeyamo to examine the justification for the new policy. Strike suspended”