NLC, TUC RESOLVE TO SUSPEND PROTEST
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and its sister union, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Wednesday resolved to suspend the ongoing nationwide protest after meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Dele Alake, Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, disclosed on Wednesday evening.
He noted that: “Consequent upon the fruitful and frank discussion with President Tinubu and their confidence in his ability to encourage open and honest consideration of all the issues put forward by the Labour Movement, the Labour Leaders resolved to stop further protest.
On the same note, the NLC Comrade Joe Ajaero said, “The engagement was fruitful that immense mileage was gotten with regards to the issues that bogged down the work of the Presidential Committee on Subsidy removal and necessitated the protest viz:
“He committed to an immediate restructuring of the framework for engagement in line with the input of the Labour leaders. He let out a certainty that the Port Harcourt Refinery will commence production by December this year. He pledged to ensure that Agreement is reached on the Wage Award for Nigerian workers immediately.
He promised to unveil a workable roadmap to the CNG alternative next week. On the strength of the President’s pledge and commitment, we have decided for a return to a new and reinvigorated dialogue process to allow for full implementation.
Once again, we thank Nigerians while we wait for the government to fulfill its own part of the understanding as agreed with His Excellency; the President.”