Leaders of Labour unions on Sunday afternoon arrived the presidential villa for talks with the Federal Government as an emergency step to prevent a planned nationwide industrial action scheduled for Tuesday, October 3.
The leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and their Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) counterparts,had on Saturday shunned a similar meeting called by the Federal Government to negotiate.
NLC, and TUC, had on September 26, declared indefinite strike starting from October 3. Today’s engagement is a last crucial intervention to avert the move by Labour, which many fear could have a devastating effect on the economy and livelihoods.
The planned nationwide strike, among others, is to make the government address its alleged insensitivity to the plights of Nigerians as a result of the removal of petrol subsidy and continuous demonstration of unwillingness and complete lack of initiative.