The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has finally called off its failing strike – four days after the action was largely ignored by Nigerians and abandoned by constituent unions including the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers as well as its affiliate, the Trade Union Congress.
In a statement today, the Ayuba Wabba-led faction made it official.
“After an exhaustive deliberation, NEC noted its protest action was informed by the twin issues of the unjustified and illegal hike in electricity tariff and increase in the pump price of petroleum products,” Wabba said to journalists today.
“In consideration of the above, NEC after due consultation with its constituents resolved to suspend with immediate effect, the action it commenced on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The action is thus hereby suspended.”
He said the union will resume negotiations with government.
It would be remembered that national leader of the All Progressives Congress had a productive meeting with the labour leaders on Friday.