The scheduled meeting between the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Federal Government concluded without a resolution, leading to the arrangement of another meeting at a later date.
Furthermore, today, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, is set to hold discussions with representatives from the Trade Union Congress (TUC), headed by its national president, Festus Osifo.
This gathering comes in response to the NLC’s threat of an indefinite strike, which they attribute to what they consider “anti-poor” policies implemented by the President Bola Tinubu-led administration.
Minister Lalong had extended an invitation to the unionists for a meeting in his Abuja office on Monday, which was attended by senior ministry officials, NLC’s national president, Joe Ajaero, general secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, as well as Titus Amba, the national president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, among others.
Regrettably, the meeting concluded without any concrete solutions or major decisions being reached.
It’s worth noting that the NLC had previously declined an earlier meeting organized by the minister, which was aimed at averting a two-day nationwide strike.
Further details will be provided later.