- Femi Gbajabiamila has met with Osinbajo over the looming strike
- They were joined by the country's SGF Boss Mustapha
- However, the speaker said he is hopeful that the strike will be averted
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In a bid to stop the planned industrial action and protests by labour unions scheduled to commence on Monday, September 28, Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo and Gbajabiamila were joined at the meeting by the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha.
According to reports, the meeting, which was held at the presidential villa, Abuja.
It came a few minutes after Gbajabiamila had met with labour leaders at the National Assembly complex.
The speaker who disclosed this in a Twitter post said he was hopeful that the strike will be averted.
“After my meeting with Labour I met with the VP and SGF. We had fruitful discussions and I am hopeful tomorrow’s strike will be averted.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the last-minute efforts carried out by Gbajabiamila to halt a planned strike by the organised labour may have failed to yield any positive result.
However, after the closed-door meeting, the NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, told journalists that planned strike would go on as declared.
Legit.ng had also reported that in a second attempt to stop the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on their planned strike, the federal government recently obtained a fresh court order.
NLC and TUC had slated their protest for Monday, September 28, over the recent hike in the price of motor spirit known as petrol and the electricity tariff.
Legit.ng gathered that the order was given by Justice Ibrahim Galadima of the National Industrial Court in Abuja, following an ex parte application by the minister of justice and the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami.
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