BREAKING: Amid Hardship in Nigeria, NLC Discloses Only Thing That Can Stop Nationwide Strike

BREAKING: Amid Hardship in Nigeria, NLC Discloses Only Thing That Can Stop Nationwide Strike

  • The NLC has written the federal government of Nigeria in its bid to make Nigeria a better place
  • In the letter, the NLC dismissed claims that the Bola Tinubu-led government has fulfilled 80 percent of the October 2, 2023 agreement with the organised labour
  • reports that the NLC maintained that most of the agreements have not been fully met journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

FCT, Abuja - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has insisted that only the implementation of government's agreement with its members will stop lingering nationwide strike.

In its latest letter written to the minister of state for labour and employment, the NLC urged the Bola Tinubu administration to execute the promises it made to Nigerian workers and citizens.

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The NLC and the Tinubu government have not had a cordial relationship. Photo credits: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, NLC Headquarters
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As reported by Vanguard newspaper on Monday, March 4, the NLC advised the government to expedite the implementation of the agreement before the March 13, 2024 deadline to prevent a potential industrial crisis.

Guardian newspaper also noted the NLC's letter to the All Progressives Congress (APC-led) government.

The letter partly reads:

Upon careful examination of the 15 points outlined in the October 2, 2023, agreement, it is evident that most of them have not been fully met.
Furthermore, the few that were supposedly being addressed have been implemented in breach.

In February, the NLC staged nationwide rallies to protest the alleged failure of the government to implement agreements it had with the labour union following the 2023’s removal of subsidy on petrol.

The removal of subsidy resulted in a substantial increase in the prices of goods and services across the country.

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Subsequently, the NLC suspended the nationwide protest with its NEC issuing a March 13 ultimatum to FG.

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NLC under fire for suspending strike earlier reported that Deji Adeyanju, a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), berated the NLC for suspending its strike after just one day.

Some Nigerians on social media also seem to concur with Adeyanju.


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at