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Strike: Again, FG Begs NLC Not To Paralyse Economy

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) from across the country are convening to decide on whether to declare a total shutdown of the economy.

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Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong

Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, again appealed to the organised labour not to paralyse economy of the country with its proposed indefinite strike, saying he has already resolved one of the most critical demands of the Congress.

VerseNews gathered that the members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) from across the country are convening to decide on whether to declare a total shutdown of the economy.

Lalong said, so far he was able to deliver on the first promise which was the release of the detained members of executive of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), he would also work and deliver on other demands.

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The Minister said; “We have not stopped on our roles. The federal government has not relegated its roles and responsibilities in ensuring peaceful working environment and the government has been appealing to the NLC to give some little time for the issues to be resolved.

“You would recall that when the NLC delegation came, the first two major items on their list was the release of the NURTW members of executive that were arrested and detained. The second one is the wage award.

“The Honourable minister promised them and he delivered on the first one. He personally visited the office of the Inspector-General of Police last week twice and secured the release of the detained NURTW workers.

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