In a significant development, the National Assembly has expressed its appreciation for the federal government and the leadership of organised labour, commending their successful efforts to avert the planned nationwide strike. Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, highlighted the Senate’s acknowledgment of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) for their understanding of the current precarious situation. He further praised the federal government for its proactive measures in preventing the proposed strike action by the NLC and TUC.
Emphasizing the importance of the understanding reached between the parties, Mr. Akpabio underscored its potential to stabilize the economy and attract foreign investment. He commended both the union and the federal government team, as well as the Senate Committee on Labour for their diligent efforts in bringing about an amicable solution to the matter.
Earlier, Diket Plang (APC-Plateau), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Labour, revealed that the Senate leadership, in collaboration with various stakeholders, had engaged in discussions with several groups regarding the planned strike. He lauded the NLC and TUC for signing a memorandum of understanding with the government, which resulted in the suspension of the strike for an additional 30 days. Plang urged his colleagues to appreciate the clear understanding displayed by both teams.
This commendation from the National Assembly signifies the importance of dialogue, compromise, and collaboration in resolving critical issues. It is a testament to the commitment of the federal government, organised labour, and the legislative body to prioritize the welfare and stability of the nation. The suspension of the strike stands as a positive step towards ensuring a harmonious working relationship and fostering economic growth in Nigeria.