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Why We Suspended Nationwide Strike – Nigeria Labour Congress

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The organised labour on Sunday, September 30, revealed why it suspended the nationwide strike which began last week.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Wabba, who announced the suspension of the strike at a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, said the organised labour received a firm and formal invitation to a reconvened meeting of tripartite committee scheduled for October 4 and 5.

Wabba noted that in order to avail the committee the necessary conducive environment to hold the crucial meeting and conclude its work, the organised labour after obtaining the mandates of their necessary organs decided to suspend the ongoing warning strike with effect from today Sunday, September 30.

The NLC President said: “We invite you here today to inform you that we have received a firm and formal invitation to a reconvene meeting of tripartite committee scheduled for 4th and 5th October 2018,” he said.

“We demanded that this shall be the final session of the committee assignment and that a formal report will then be submitted to Mr President immediately.

“In order to avail the committee the necessary conducive environment to hold this crucial meeting and conclude its work the organised labour has after obtaining the mandates of their necessary organs decided to suspend the ongoing warning strike with effect from today Sunday 30th September 2018.”

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