Nigerian Government announces move to avert NLC strike

The Federal Government has explained the reason for the planned meeting with executives of the organized labour.

FG said the conference was to avert the threat of industrial action over the new minimum income of N30, 000.

The President Muhammadu Buhari government, with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige invited executives of the arranged labour for a meeting on Friday at the Conference Hall of the ministry.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Press, Ministry of Information, Samuel Olowookere in Abuja, Wednesday.

The statement mentioned, “ Towards nipping in the bud threat of national industrial action with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the transmission of the New National Minimum Income to the National Assembly.

“ The Honourable Minister of Work and Employment Sen. Chris Ngige is scheduled to hold a meeting with the Professionals of the Organised Labour Union… ”

The organized labour upon Wednesday announced that its nationwide strike will commence upon 8th of January.