Don't Go On Strike - Tinubu's Government Begs NLC, TUC
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have been urged by President Bola Tinubu's administration to reconsider their actions before going on a nationwide strike.
The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, while addressing Journalists in Abuja on Thursday, revealed that It is not in the interest of the Federal Government for workers to continue going on strike.
Owing to the hardships facing Nigerians, organised labour has given the federal government a 14-day ultimatum. In response, the minister declared that the Federal Government will not break its pledges to workers.
He further assured the unions that the government would uphold its end of the bargain, and appealed that labour should always see reason with the government as it is not in the government’s interest for the labour to continue to go on strike.
“I think the government keeps its promises. If there are other things that they (NLC, TUC) think they are concerned about, I think that they will sit down with the government and the government is ever ready to listen to labour so that we can have an amicable resolution to all these.
“We appeal with labour, let them come again, around the table to continue to have engagements and conversations around whatever grey areas they think they have in some of these agreements that have already been signed.”