Just in: NLC, TUC call off strike

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The nationwide strike called by organised labour has been called off following a meeting between the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, on Wednesday evening.

The government delegation led by the NSA included the Minister of Labour, Simon Lalong, and the Minister of State, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, among others.

Speaking after the meeting, Lalong told newsmen that they appealed to the labour leaders to reconsider the strike in the collective interest of the nation.

President of the TUC, Festus Osifo said that the delegaiton had heard the government delegaiton but that the delegates would go back to brief the two central labour bodies – NLC and TUC.

Following the consultations among the NLC and TUC executives, it was resolved that the strike should be called off.

The strike had lasted for two days.

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