The President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government has urged the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to reconsider their decision to embark on a nationwide strike.
In a statement, Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, emphasized that it is not in the government’s interest for the labor unions to continue with the strike.
The organized labor had given a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government, citing the hardships faced by Nigerians.
However, the minister assured that the government is committed to fulfilling its promises to the workers and will not renege on its agreements with the unions.
Idris emphasized the government’s willingness to engage in dialogue with the labor unions to address any concerns they may have.
He stated, “We appeal to labor to always see reason with the government. It is not in the government’s interest for labor to continue going on strike.”
He further added, “The government keeps its promises. If there are other concerns, they can sit down with the government, and we are ever ready to listen and find amicable resolutions.”
The Federal Government urges the NLC and TUC to come to the table for further discussions and negotiations, aiming to resolve any outstanding issues in the signed agreements.
This article was updated 2 weeks ago