BREAKING: NLC, TUC Keep Mum on Suspension of Strike, Shares Details of Meeting With FG

BREAKING: NLC, TUC Keep Mum on Suspension of Strike, Shares Details of Meeting With FG

  • The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) might soon call off the nationwide strike
  • Although they are yet to state officially their position regarding the suspicion of the ongoing nationwide strike but labour leaders stated that they would need to meet with their members before announcing their next move
  • This is coming on the heels of NLC and TUC's meeting with the federal government delegations on Wednesday, November 15 journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have agreed to consult with their members on the way forward regarding the nationwide strike after meeting the delegation of the federal government on Wednesday, November 15.

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Labour meets with Simon Bako Lalong, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyeajeocha and NSA Nuhu Ribadu on Wednesday, in Abuja. Photo credit: Nuhu Ribadu
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Labour to speak with their members after FG's meeting

Although organised labour has been on a nationwide strike from midnight on Tuesday, November 14, to protest the brutalisation of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State on November 1, but their meeting on Wednesday, signals hope, Daily Trust reported.

The FG's team, comprising of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, on Wednesday afternoon met leaders of organised labour over the ongoing strike in the country.

Ribadu had earlier begged the movement to rescind its decisions on the current development, saying the attackers of Ajaero had been arrested.

Speaking at the end of the meeting, the President of TUC, Festus Osifo, who led other labour leaders to the NSA’s office, did not state in clear terms when the strike would be suspended or totally called off, The Sun newspaper reported.

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Osifo specifically said the conversations they had with the government officials would be taken to their respective organs and they would communicate accordingly, The Cable report added.

“With all the assurances they have given us, with the office of the NSA, promising to coordinate everything, every discussion we’ve had here, we need to take it back to our organs,” Osifo said.

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Meanwhile, reported that NLC said it was not aware of any court judgment that restrained it from embarking on a nationwide strike.

Emmanuel Ugboaja, the general secretary of NLC, said the union's industrial action was not in court with anybody and that the workers are not politicians that the people can challenge to seek redress in court.

Ugboaja lamented that the beating Ajaero, received in Imo state was uncalled for, insisting that the situation was a national issue and not of the southeast state to address.

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Uzodimma shades NLC President Ajaero also reported that Governor Hope Uzodimma, the winner of the Imo governorship election held on Saturday, November 11, covertly shaded Ajaero in his acceptance speech.

Earlier on Sunday, November 12, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared and returned Uzodimma as the winner of the Saturday poll after he secured victory in all the 27 local governments in the state.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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