The Federal Government has reacted to the proposed Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC strike action on January 8 over the new national minimum wage.
The Federal Government has scheduled a meeting with executives of the organized labour. The meeting is reported to hold on Friday, 5th of January, 3 days before the scheduled commencement of the strike.
The President Muhammadu Buhari government, through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige invited executives of the organized labour for a meeting on Friday at the Conference Hall of the ministry.
The statement said,
“Towards nipping in the bud threat of national industrial action by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the transmission of the New National Minimum Wage to the National Assembly.
“The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment Sen. Chris Ngige is scheduled to hold a meeting with the Executives of the Organised Labour Union…”
NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba had said the strike would be inevitable if nothing happened before the set date.
He appealed to workers across the nation to support the action to succeed in the interest of their social and economic prosperity.
Wabba called on the Federal Government to urgently transmit the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly for a speedy passage.