The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is determined to carry out its planned nationwide strike on Tuesday.

This is evidently clear, as leaders of the union on Monday shunned the meeting fixed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong.

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The Government had fixed the meeting to avert the two-day warning strike declared by the organised labour.

Unfortunately, only the President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo showed up for the meeting slated for 3:0 p.m. but started at exactly 5:32 p.m.

Critical Issues

The meeting which proceeded into a closed-door session, saw Lalong ask reporters to excuse the stakeholders to deliberate on critical issues.

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The NLC had on Friday declared that the workers across Nigeria should embark on a two-day warning strike starting from Tuesday, September 5, over the current hardship being experienced by Nigerians nationwide.

Total Shutdown

Lalong during a press conference earlier today had noted that he was yet to meet with the labour leaders before. This is because he has not received adequate briefing from the relevant departments.

The minister in his speech appealed to the leadership of both the TUC and the NLC to prevail on all its affiliate unions to shelve their scheduled two-day and planned total shutdown in 21 days.

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