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National Labour Congress suspends resume negotiations with federal government. resume negotiations with federal government.
By Verissimo Ajua
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National Labour Congress held an emergency meeting on Sunday 22 May 2016, with its executive council to suspend strike action.

After a 2 hour closed door meeting with its National Executive Council members to review the effects of its decision to stage a nationwide strike which commenced on 18 may 2016 to call the Federal government to revert the price of pms from 145.0 naira back to 85.0 naira, and a hole in electricity tariff, have called for the suspension of the action with immediate effect.

At the press briefing the President of the NLC, comrade Ayuba Wabba,mni addressed the crowd, saying that after due consideration with its constituents the Congress resolved to suspend her actions taken last week and resume negotiations with the government on the said issues and any other that may arise.

He explained that the decision to suspend the strike followed the intervention of the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who had last Friday pleaded with the Labour leaders to in the interest of the nation call off the strike.

Asiwaju Tinubu had led a high powered delegation comprising of Governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, Senator Kabiru Marafa, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, Idi Farouk and immediate former President of NLC, Omar Abdulwahid to the Paschal Bafyau Headquarters of NLC in Abuja to appeal to the Congress to sheathe its sword.

He said NLC remains committed to genuine dialogue within the framework of internationally established and recognised principles of representation.

Speaking on the ‎impact of the strike, the NLC President said that the NEC adjudged the protest action to be a success in spite of both internal and external challenges noting that the temptation to compare the 2012 mass action and the just ended was there but that the actors and scenarios have changed.