The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have decided to suspend the ongoing nationwide strike. This decision was reached after an extraordinary meeting held on Wednesday night, following an earlier engagement with the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.
During the meeting with Ribadu, the NSA informed the leaders of the labour unions about the arrest of individuals involved in the violence against the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State.
The meeting lasted for close to one hour, during which various affiliates and state chapters reviewed the outcome of the discussions with Ribadu.
After the meeting, the National Deputy Vice-President of the TUC, Tommy Etim, confirmed that the strike had been suspended. He stated, “The NEC of the NLC and the TUC have suspended the strike. We did this based on our trust for the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, who gave us his words.”
The labour unions initiated the strike in protest against the brutalization of their National President, Joe Ajaero, and the government’s failure to effectively implement some of the agreements reached on October 2, 2023.