Labour calls off nationwide strike

The National Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, announced the suspension of the nationwide scheduled strike at the end of the 10pm meeting of the tripartite committee set up to come up with the new minimum wage on Monday.

The NLC and the Federal Government yesterday succeeded in averting what could have been a complete lockdown of the economy over the disagreement on minimum wage for workers.

Labour had insisted on a N30,000 minimum wage workers in the country as against government’s N24,000.

After the marathon meeting which ended late into the night, Wabba said the decision to suspend the action was reached after agreements were reached and documents signed.

“Having reached this position and agreements signed, the proposed strike action is hereby suspended,” the labour leader said.